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Indonesia: 82 dead, dozens injured in 7 magnitude earthquake

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According to the information given by the officials, in an incident that took place in Indonesian island of Lombok killed at least 82 people and hundreds of others got injured after an earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale jolted the place.

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The magnitude seven tremor was shallow, happening only 10 km underground. It damaged thousands of buildings and triggered power cuts.

In the neighbouring island of Bali, video footage showed people running from their homes screaming.

The quake comes a week after another quake hit Lombok, a popular tourist site for its beaches and hiking trails, killing at least 16 people.

A tsunami warning was issued but was lifted after a few hours.

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A spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency said many buildings had been affected in Lombok’s main city of Mataram, most of them built with weak construction materials.

Mataram residents described a powerful jolt that sent people fleeing from buildings.

“Everyone immediately ran out of their homes, everyone is panicking,” one resident named as Iman said.

In several parts of Mataram, there were electricity blackouts.

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