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.
- 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.