A strong natural disaster jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday, causing landslides on Mount Rinjani and damaging buildings, as it tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people.
USGS revised down the biggest tremor in the evening from magnitude-7.2 and estimated the depth at 20 kilometres and the epicentre 4 kilometres south of Belanting on the north-east side of Lombok.
Two series of quakes 5.2 and 6.4 m have just rocked #Lombok a few mins ago.
Three significant quakes were recorded by seismologists on Sunday, the first a 6.3 shortly before midday which triggered landslides and sent people fleeing for cover.
Sutopo Purwo Nugroho had earlier said that the morning quake caused panic but no widespread reports of damage.
The shaking from the daytime quakes toppled motorcycles and damaged buildings in Lombok's Sembalun subdistrict, including a community hall that collapsed.
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"The quake caused people to panic and flee their houses", national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told Metro TV.
So far, there have been no reports of injuries or fatalities, he said, but information was still being collected.
In Mataram, the island's capital in the west, lights went out in a shopping centre and people ran from their homes for open fields, eye witnesses said.
She said her neighbours were all drawn outside and everyone was talking about "ripples" they felt. It was initially reported as a magnitude 7.9.
The earthquakes Sunday are in the Pacific Ring of Fire, an arc of fault lines circling the Pacific Basin.