UBUD, Aug. 9 (JDN.id) – A magnitude 6.2 has struck Indonesia’s North Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara on Thursday at 1.25 p.m. local time, according to the country’s Meteorology Agency.
No tsunami warning has been issued as the center of the quake was onshore northern part of the island.
Lombok island has recently suffered from massive earthquakes. A powerful magnitude 7.0 quake hit North Lombok and the neighbouring island of Bali on Sunday, killing at least 168 people and injuring more than 2,000 others. Prior to that, a magnitude 6.4 had also struck both islands on July 29.
The quake hit the Island when search and rescue operation is ongoing to remove victims from Sunday’s tremor from debris.
More than 300 aftershocks have occurred since magnitude-7 earthquake occured on Sunday, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said on Thursday.