Lombok Hit by Earthquake Early Friday following Bali

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    TEMPO.CO, JakartaA 4.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) on early Friday, March 20, at 01:57 local times. The disaster occurred within 24 hours after Bali's 6.3 magnitude quake that was generated from the Java Trench.

    Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) noted that the quake epicenter was at the sea, precisely at 8.19 degrees south latitude and 116.05 degrees east longitude or 22 kilometers northwest of North Lombok.

    "At a depth of 23 kilometers," the agency posted on its official social media account.

    According to BMKG, the tremor was felt in North Lombok, Mataram, and Karangasem with the intensity level of III on the MMI scale. 

    Earlier BMKG reported a quake with a magnitude of 6.3 in the Richter scale rocked Kuta, Bali at 00:45:37 local times on Thursday, March 19. The tremor was also felt in Lombok and even reached several East Java areas. The quake was reportedly followed by 12 aftershocks as of 06:00 a.m. on the same day.

    ZACHARIAS WURAGIL