2nd Quake In Lombok: Intense 6.2 Rocks Indonesia On Thursday


Jakarta: Another intense earthquake in Lombok of 6.2 magnitude rocked Indonesia on Thursday noon at around 1 pm.

According to report, many buiding have been collapsed after the earthquake on the same day. On August 5, Sunday an earthquake has turned the country and claimed many lives. Reportedly, there are 365 incidents as the aftershock have been reported till now. The death toll is rising starting from Sunday.

“Evacuees and people ran out of houses when they felt the strong shake of the 6.2 magnitude quake …. People are still traumatised. Some buildings were damaged further because of this quake,” Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency, said on Twitter.

Officials said the quake’s epicentre was on land and so there was no risk of a tsunami. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) recorded the latest quake at 5.9, with a depth of 10km.