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Indonesia earthquake: Death toll rises to 37

ANI | Updated: Aug 06, 2018 02:58 IST

Lombok [Indonesia], August 6 (ANI): The death toll in Indonesia earthquake, which took place on Sunday, has risen to 37.
A powerful earthquake of 6.9-magnitude and strong aftershocks rocked Bali and Lombok island of Indonesia, causing people to rush out of homes, hotels, and restaurants, reported CNN.
The epicenter of the earthquake was 31 kilometers (19 miles) deep and struck near Loloan on the north end of Lombok. The tremor was also felt on Bali.
Haji Rum, head of the West Nusa Tenggara Disaster Management Agency informed that all the fatalities in the incident were on Lombok.
The natural disaster, which was the second powerful temblor on Lombok in a week, hit the island in the evening after the sunset.
Initially calling it a 7.0 magnitude quake, the United States Geological Survey slightly downgraded it to 6.9.
A 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook the island on July 29, which claimed lives of more than a dozen people.
All the landline and cellphone services have been reported down in Lombok's Tanjung town, which is nearest to the epicenter. (ANI)