Major earthquake hits Indonesia’s Lombok Island

A powerfulearthquake has rocked the popular Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, killing at least 82 people, injuring hundreds of others and damaging thousands of houses.

It’s believed no Australians have been injured in the quake.


The magnitude-7 tremor struck just 10km underground about 6.46pm Jakarta time (9.46pm AEST), according to the US Geological Survey, and shook neighbouring Bali.

It was followed by two light to moderate secondary quakes and nearly two dozen aftershocks.

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