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    Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake Rocks Indonesia's Lombok - EMSC

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A powerful 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Lombok on Thursday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

    The quake was registered at 01:02 GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was located 17 kilometers (10.6 miles) to the north of the city of Mataram. The focus of the earthquake was located at the depth of 15 kilometers. There has been no immediate reports about casualties or damage caused by the quake.

    In August, Lombok was hit by a series of large earthquakes that provoked tsunamis, bringing significant damage to infrastructure and leaving over 560 people killed and hundreds of others wounded. According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management, the earthquake caused damage worth over $345,000.  

    WATCH Earthquake Severely Devastate Indonesian Village on Lombok Island

    Indonesia is located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire and regularly suffers from powerful earthquakes. Hundreds of thousands died in 2004, when the most powerful earthquake at that time hit Sumatra's Aceh region, triggering a tsunami in several states bordering the Indian Ocean.

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