On the island of Lombok, an earthquake of magnitude 6.9

© 2018 AFP / Frederick Florin a Seismograph. Archival photoOn the island of Lombok, an earthquake of magnitude 6.9© 2018 AFP / Frederick Florin

An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 occurred on the heavily populated Indonesian island of Lombok, according to the European-Mediterranean seismological centre (EMSC).

Aftershocks recorded on Sunday at 14.56 UTC (17.56 GMT). The earthquake is at a depth of 10 kilometers. In the morning already on the island felt the tremors, then their magnitude was 6.3, according to the U.S. Geological survey (USGS).

The fifth of August, to the North of the Indonesian island of Lombok, there was a strong earthquake of magnitude 7 aftershocks followed with a magnitude of 5.4 and 4.3. His victims, according to the latest data, there were 436 people.

Later the European-Mediterranean seismological centre (EMSC) reported that in the area of Lombok island, there was another earthquake with magnitude of 6.1. The epicenter of earthquake was located 10 kilometers South of Mataram, located on the island of Lombok. The earthquake lies at a depth of 10 kilometers.

On the island of Lombok, an earthquake of magnitude 6.9© Infographical worst natural disasters of the XXI century

Source