6.9-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Indonesia's Lombok Island
Less than a month after an earthquake killed hundreds of people, the Indonesian island of Lombok experienced a series of quakes on Sunday.
The U.S. Geological Survey measured a 6.9 magnitude quake late Sunday evening local time. That quake came after two others earlier in the day that registered at magnitudes 6.3 and 5.4 respectively, according to The Associated Press.
The AP reports that Sunday's earthquakes caused more structural damage to the island's buildings and triggered power outages and landslides:
These earthquakes come as the island is still trying to recover from another 6.9-magnitude quake that struck on Aug. 5. That quake killed at least 460 people, injured more than a thousand others, and toppled many homes, turning buildings into piles of rubble.
Another 6.4-magnitude earthquake on July 29 killed at least 16 people and injured more than 100 others.
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