Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes north-northeast of Indonesia's Lombok: USGS

Reuters
Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia Published: Aug 19, 2018, 08:55 PM(IST)

People push their motorcycle through the collapsed ruins of a mosque after an earthquake hit on Sunday. Photograph:( Reuters )

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck in the sea 124 km (75 miles) north-northeast of the holiday island of Lombok, Indonesia, on Sunday at a very shallow depth of 1 km, the United States Geological Survey said.

There was no immediate tsunami alert from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Earlier on Sunday, a tremor of 6.3 magnitude struck the island, where an earthquake earlier this month killed more than 430 people.

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