Magnitude 6.6 quake strikes off Indonesia’s Sumbawa: USGS


Magnitude 6.6 quake strikes off Indonesia's Sumbawa: USGS
Damage is seen following an earthquake in Lombok, Indonesia, July 29, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. PHOTO/COURTESY: Lalu Onank/Social Media via REUTERS The quake, which rocked the island early in the morning when many people were still asleep, injured about 40 people.

In Summary

  • An earthquake of magnitude 6.6  struck south of the Indonesian town of Raba, off the central island of Sumbawa on Tuesday.
  • There was no immediate tsunami warning or reports of damage or casualties from the quake
  • The quake followed one of a magnitude of 6 which hit the same area.

An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck south of the Indonesian town of Raba, off the central island of Sumbawa, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the second quake to hit the area on Tuesday.

There was no immediate tsunami warning or reports of damage or casualties from the quake, which hit at a depth of 36 km (22 miles), at a distance of about 230 km (143 miles) south of Raba in the east of the island, which forms part of West Nusa Tenggara province.

The quake followed one of magnitude 6 that struck in the same area.

 

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