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Lombok Earthquake: 6.4 strong hit Tourist Island in Indonesia

A 6.4 strong earthquake in Indonesia hit the tourist island of Lombok across the bay from Bali today. 

Lombok Earthquake: 6.4 strong hit Tourist Island in Indonesia

A 6.4 strong earthquake in Indonesia hit the tourist island of Lombok across the bay from Bali today.

The quake was measured at 6.47 am local time or 6.47 pm EST, 22:47 UTC.
According to USGS the location of this shallow quake was

  • 1.4 km (0.8 mi) SW of Lelongken, Indonesia
  • 27.0 km (16.7 mi) NW of Labuan Lombok, Indonesia
  • 47.8 km (29.6 mi) NNE of Praya, Indonesia
  • 49.5 km (30.7 mi) NE of Mataram, Indonesia
  • 63.1 km (39.1 mi) NE of Lembar, Indonesia
Even though a quake of this size can cause significant damages, no reports of injuries or significant damages are currently officially reported. Tweets received from Lombok show some homes destroyed and a bleeding man getting treatment in a local hospital.