A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake has hit the Lombok region in Indonesia, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
Indonesian authority reported that at least three people died as a result of the earthquake. The death toll was updated to 10 nearly an hour later. There were also several reports on social media about structures damaged by the quake.
#Earthquake_alert — The impact of 7/29/18 — 06:47 local time Mag 6.4 SR quake at 28 km NW of East Lombok w/ 10 km hypocenter, some structures & houses are damaged in Sambelia, East Lombok. The BPBD is still collecting the data. Source: @Sutopo_PN #Lombok pic.twitter.com/EewC7iPDQ4 https://t.co/bH7VHxVjFL— Desianto F. Wibisono (@TDesiantoFW) July 29, 2018
The earthquakes above 6.0 magnitude are considered strong and can be felt hundreds of miles/kilometers from the epicenter and cause damage to structures in populated areas.