Magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Lombok island

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Lombok: A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok today, just weeks after a quake which killed more than 460 people, the US Geological Survey said.

The tremor was centered west-southwest of Belanting town in East Lombok, the USGS said, at a relatively shallow depth of seven kilometres. Residents said the quake was felt strongly in East Lombok.