12 died in a day of tremors in Lombok Island
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Two strong earthquake has jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok as it tries to recover from a quake earlier this month that killed 460 people.

A 6.9 earthquake described as shallow, hit the island after one earlier on the day.

However the previous 24 hours were characterised by a series of tremors which kept jolting the island. The past termors meant the death of 12 people.

The U.S. Geological Survey measured the first Sunday’s quake, which was centered in the northeast of the island, at magnitude 6.3 and a depth of 7 kilometers (4 miles). There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

A magnitude 7.0 quake on Aug. 5 damaged tens of thousands of homes and displaced several hundred thousand people on Lombok.

Earlier a massive 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, roughly 200 miles off Fiji and almost the same distance from Tonga, according to the preliminary report from the US Geological Survey. The earthquake struck just after midday Sunday and was almost 560 kilometers deep, the USGS said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said based on the data available, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was not expected, and there was no threat to Hawaii.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.


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