A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's Lombok island around 13:25 (local time) on Thursday, August 9, according to the Indonesia Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency. The epicenter was 12 km (7.5 mi) deep and 23 km (14 mi) north-northeast of Mataram. No tsunami warning has been issued as of 14:00.
Lombok is still recovering from two earthquakes, a July 29 6.4-magnitude earthquake that killed 14 people, and an August 5 7.0-magnitude quake that has killed at least 131 people.
Indonesia lies within the active seismic zone known as "the Pacific Ring of Fire."
Individuals present in the impacted region are advised to monitor the situation, be prepared for further aftershocks, and heed all instructions issued by local authorities. Individuals elsewhere in Indonesia are advised to defer nonessential travel to the affected areas until further notice.
During an earthquake, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), to move away from windows and exterior walls, and do not attempt to leave the building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from any tall structures, such as buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.
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