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230 aftershocks jolt Lombok Island

As many as 230 aftershocks have jolted Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Province, since the island was rocked by a powerful earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter Scale on Sunday evening, Antara news agency reported this morning. Of the total 230 aftershocks, 16 were strongly felt by local inhabitants, Hary Tjatmiko, spokesman of the Meteorology, Geophysics, and Climatology Agency (BMKG) said in a statement. More aftershocks were expected to occur in the next several weeks, he stated. On Tuesday at 1:21 a.m. western Indonesian standard time (WIB), NTB was shaken by an earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale. The quake`s epicenter was located at 8.18 degrees southern latitude and 116.29 degrees eastern longitude, and at a depth of 10 kilometers (km), according to BMKG. The tremor did not have the potential to trigger a tsunami. Earlier, on Monday at 10:50 pm the province was also hit by a...

 

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