A major earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok today killed at least 19 people, injured dozens and damaged buildings, Hindu Times reports.
“The latest data we have 19 people are dead at Tanjung Hospital (North Lombok),” Agus Hendra Sanjaya, Mataram search and rescue spokesman, told AFP.
Among the dead are a one-year-old and a 72-year-old, he said, adding that at least 52 people were injured.
Officials issued a tsunami warning after the quake, but it was later cancelled.
The quake caused light damage as far away as the Javanese city of Bandung, some 955 kilometres from Mataram, but was felt strongly on the neighbouring resort island of Bali.
The tremor came a week after a shallow 6.4-magnitude quake hit Lombok, killing 17 people and damaging hundreds of buildings.
It triggered landslides that briefly trapped trekkers on popular mountain hiking routes.