15 August 2018

6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia

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Indonesian island Lombok has been hit by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake this morning. informs citing the TASS, European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said.

The epicenter of the tremors was 18 km to the north-east of the city of Mataram with a population of 319 thousand inhabitants. The hearth lay at a depth of 12 km.

Information on victims was not received.

Notably, earlier 6.6 magnitude stroke island of Lombok, as a result of which 380 people killed and more than thousand were injured. About 270 thousand local residents were forced to leave their homes.

2018.08.09 / 10:28
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