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4.7-magnitude quake hits East Lombok on Tuesday evening

Rabu 22 Agu 2018 04:43 WIB

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Residents of Ampenan, Mataram build emergency tents and prefer to stay outside their houses following a 6.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara province, on Sunday (Aug 19) night. The province was again hit by another quake on Tuesday (August 21) night.

Residents of Ampenan, Mataram build emergency tents and prefer to stay outside their houses following a 6.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara province, on Sunday (Aug 19) night. The province was again hit by another quake on Tuesday (August 21) night.

Foto: Antara/Ahmad Subaidi
Previously, Lombok was hit by 6.9-magnitude earthquake on Sunday night.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- A 4.7-magnitude earthquake again rocked East Lombok District, West Nusa Tenggara Province, on Tuesday evening, amid the suffering of those severely affected by a string of strong quakes that had hit Lombok Island over the past few weeks. According to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency, the epicenter of the earthquake that hit the resort island at 11.04 pm Western Indonesian Time (WIB) was located around 39 kilometers away from northeast of East Lombok at a depth of 10 km.

The agency revealed that the tremors, measuring II on the Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) scale, could be felt by the residents of Mataram city and Central Lombok areas.

Earlier on the day, Vice President Jusuf Kalla visited Kekait Village, Gunung Sari Subdistrict, West Lombok District to observe the latest condition. He stated that the central government had set a target of six months to complete the reconstruction of houses damaged by a series of previous earthquakes.

"(The reconstruction) may start next week. It must be completed in six months' time. The president has ordered the reconstruction (of the damaged houses) after the emergency response period is over," Vice President Jusuf Kalla said.

Speaking after chairing a coordination meeting at the office of the West Nusa Tenggara governor on Tuesday, he remarked that the central government was ready to assist Lombok residents in rehabilitating and reconstructing their houses damaged in the wake of a powerful earthquake on the island.

"The ministries and the BNPB (the National Disaster Mitigation Agency) will assist the governor and district heads until the reconstruction of the damaged houses is completed in six months' time. Meanwhile, it will take a year to repair public facilities, including school buildings, hospitals, and mosques," he noted.

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