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Deadly earthquake hits Indonesian island

by Kent Covington
Posted 7/30/18, 10:18 am

A powerful earthquake Sunday in Indonesia has killed at least 14 people, injured more than 160 others, and damaged more than 1,000 homes. The 6.4 magnitude quake struck Lombok island, a popular tourist destination east of Bali, but its shallow depth, only 4.4 miles, created a greater danger because shallow earthquakes tend to do more damage than deeper ones. The quake caused widespread blackouts and triggered a large landslide from Mount Rinjani, an active volcano.


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