Jakarta, July 29: A strong earthquake has struck Indonesia's Lombok island.
The US Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 6.4 and its epicenter was 1.4 kilometers (0.8 miles) southwest of Lelongken, Indonesia. It had a depth of 7 kilometers (4.4 miles). A yellow alert was issued, which suggested that there could have been some casualties.
It may be recalled that in December 2004, a magnitude 9.1 earthquake off Sumatra had triggered off a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in several countries.