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BREAKING: Another 7-magnitude quake hits Lombok

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, August 19, 2018   /   10:37 pm
BREAKING: Another 7-magnitude quake hits Lombok On the same day, the area experienced at least three smaller earthquakes. The first was a 5.4-magnitude quake at 10:06 a.m., followed by a stronger 6.5-magnitude quake an hour later. (TJP/File)

Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported a 7-magnitude earthquake had rocked Lombok Island again in West Nusa Tenggara on Sunday at 9:59 p.m. Jakarta time, or 10:59 p.m. local time.

On the same day, the area experienced at least three smaller earthquakes. The first was a 5.4-magnitude quake at 10:06 a.m., followed by a stronger 6.5-magnitude quake an hour later. 

On Aug. 5, a 7-magnitude earthquake hit the island, killing at least 460 people. 

The United States Geological Survey reported that both the earthquakes on Aug. 5 and 19 measured 6.9 on the Richter scale. (evi)