Another 6.2 earthquake hits Lombok, rattles Bali

Shake map of the August 9 earthquake. Photo: BMKG
Shake map of the August 9 earthquake. Photo: BMKG

Lombok has been hit yet again by another earthquake, this time a 6.2 on Thursday afternoon, according to Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG).

The quake struck at 1:25pm, Bali time, with its epicenter where the island has been most heavily impacted: the north. The epicenter was recorded as being six kilometers northwest of North Lombok Regency, at a depth of 12 kilometers by BMKG.

The earthquake could be felt briefly in Bali and momentarily sent people running out into the streets.

“I’m in Denpasar and I really felt the shake,” local resident Ida Ayu told Merdeka from Bali’s capital city.

Another woman in Ubud said motorbikes even swayed from the earthquake.

“We were standing in the office, then we felt the shake, horizontal,” Ajeng Anggrahita told Detik.

“The motorbikes rocked, the fence also rocked, the parked motorbikes were shaking,” Anggrahita said.

The quake has not triggered a tsunami warning.

It comes after a big 7.0 earthquake rocked Lombok’s northern end on Sunday and hundreds of subsequent aftershocks.

The death toll from Sunday’s earthquake has been climbing and is currently estimated to be at least 381, of which 347 were in North Lombok.

Hundreds more have been injured and thousands have had to evacuate.

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