Magnitude 6.6 quake hits North East of Raba, Indonesia - USGS

Damage and casualties unlikely after 6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes at a depth of 539km off Indonesia

Damage and casualties unlikely after 6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes at a depth of 539km off Indonesia

A magnitude-6.2 natural disaster rocked Lombok on Aug 9, sparking panic after a powerful quake just four days earlier.

A strong quake located far below the Earth's surface has shaken an area in Indonesia's Flores Sea. It said no damage was reported and the quake didn't have the potential to cause a tsunami.

As per the information given by the Indonesian authorities, the death toll in a devastating 6.9 magnitude natural disaster that hit Lombok Island has mounted to 460 and the rescue work is still underway. Deep earthquakes generally cause less damage.

USGS said there was little likelihood of serious damage or casualties.

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Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area of great seismic and volcanic activities, where some 7,000 earthquakes, mostly moderate, are recorded each year.

The EU announced that it would contribute an extra USA $570,000 to scale up its support of the earthquake-affected people in Lombok, after the initial funding of United States $170,000 earlier this month.

In December 2004, a massive magnitude 9.1 natural disaster off Sumatra in western Indonesia triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries.

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