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07 Dec 2018 | 11:06 AM UTC

Indonesia: 5.5 magnitude earthquake on Lombok island December 6

Indonesia News Alert

5.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Lombok island on December 6; no casualties reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/6/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/7/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Jakarta). COUNTRY/REGION Lombok

Event

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 on the Richter scale struck the island of Lombok on Thursday, December 6. Its epicenter was located about 17 km (10.6 mi) north of Mataram, at a depth of 15 km. Neither immediate casualties nor major damages were reported.

Context

In August 2018, Lombok was devastated by a series of earthquakes generating tsunamis and major infrastructural damages. Nearly 600 people were killed.

Advice

Individuals present in Lombok are advised to monitor developments to the situation and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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