Indonesia’s Lombok is jolted by another earthquake causing landslides and panic.ย  A fresh tremor of 6.3 magnitude

A strong earthquake jolts the Indonesian island of Lombok as it tries to recover from a quake earlier this month that killed 460 people.

A fresh tremor of 6.3 magnitude struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, the US Geological Survey has confirmed, after an earthquake killed more than 430 people there earlier this month.

Key points:

  • Authorities are awaiting word on casualties
  • Landslides were reported in hilly areas
  • Lombok has been rocked by a series of quakes since July 29

USGS estimated the depth of the latest tremor at 7.9 kilometres and said the epicentre was on the north-eastern shoulder of the island at the foot of Mount Rinjani.

Footage uploaded on social media showed clouds of dust raising from landslides covering a large area of the mountainside.

An Associated Press reporter on the island said the tremor caused landslides in hilly areas and panic in villages.

Source: Indonesia’s Lombok is jolted by another earthquake causing landslides and panic – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)