New Earthquake Shakes Indonesia

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A new tremor of 6.2 magnitude hit the Indonesian island of Lombok today, after the devastating earthquake last Sunday.

The Agency of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics said that the epicenter of the earthquake on Thursday was recorded in the northwest of the island without the possibility of causing a tsunami.

That is the third telluric movement in that territory in just over a week and, as a result of the seismic activity in the region, the dead already amount to 259 and more than a thousand injured are estimated, according to the spokesman of the National Agency of Disaster Mitigation, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

More than 270,000 people were displaced from the northern area of ​​Lombok, the spokesperson said on his social network Twitter account, warning that the death toll may increase.

United Nations and the governments of Singapore, Spain, the United Kingdom, among others, offered assistance to this Asian country for the tasks of search and rescue of survivors, as well as care for the victims.

The island of Lombok, dominated by the Rinjani volcano, is located east of Bali, Indonesia's main tourist site.

Each year about seven thousand telluric movements of varying intensity are recorded in this Southeast Asian nation, located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area of ​​great seismic and volcanic activity.

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