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Quakes Strike Near Fiji, Lombok Island

Quakes Strike Near Fiji, Lombok IslandQuakes Strike Near Fiji, Lombok Island

Earthquakes struck near two popular vacation destinations on Sunday, one rattling the South Pacific islands of Fiji and Tonga and another striking Indonesia’s Lombok. The quake roughly 200 miles off both Fiji and Tonga measured a massive 8.2-magnitude but was hundreds of miles deep, CNN reported. The Lombok quake was 6.3-magnitude and struck at a depth of 7.9 km, according to the United States Geological Survey. The Lombok quake was centered 6 km northeast of Sembalunlawaang, according to the United States Geological Survey. It would have been felt to a moderate level throughout the island and lightly in the neighboring tourist island of Bali, the USGS said. Lombok has suffered a series of earthquakes since late July, with more than 430 people killed in a magnitude 6.9 quake that struck Aug. 5. The Pacific Ocean earthquake struck just after midday Sunday local time and was almost 560 kilometers deep, the USGS said. It was followed by a 6.3-magnitude quake at a similar depth nearby.

 

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