Magnitude 6.3 quake hits Indonesia's Lombok island


The Indonesian island of Lombok has been shaken by another strong natural disaster, just two weeks after the last one killed more than 460 people.

Another strong tremor rattles the Indonesian island of Lombok after a magnitude 7.0 quake on August 5 damaged tens of thousands of homes and displaced several hundred thousand people.


According to the US Geological Survey the tremor was centred west-southwest of Belanting town in East Lombok.

There were no immediate reports of damage or potential casualties.

"There have been no reports of death or (serious) damage but people are traumatised".

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Residents said the quake was felt strongly in East Lombok.

A week before that quake another tremor surged through the island and killed 17.

The quake did not trigger a potential for tsunami, an official from Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatological and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) Pambagiao, told Xinhua over phone.

The epicenter was in a remote area near Delamar Mountain Road, north of Big Bear Lake.

It is in the earthquake-prone Pacific "Ring of Fire", known for tsunamis and volcanoes.