Magnitude 8.2 quake strikes in the Pacific, near Tonga

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A fresh strong 6.3-magnitude natural disaster rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday (Aug 19), sending people fleeing into the streets just two weeks after a quake which killed more than 460 people.

The U.S. Tsunami Warning Center also said the quake was too deep to cause a tsunami. The quakes have caused big landslides in Belanting village, East Lombok. "They all ran to the street", East Lombok resident Agus Salim told AFP.

A strong natural disaster has jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok as it tries to recover from a quake earlier this month that killed 460 people.

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The quake hit at 9:02 a.m. about 2 miles north of Fawnskin, nearly 6 miles west-northwest of Big Bear City and almost 15 miles east-northeast of Lake Arrowhead.

Indonesia is prone to earthquakes because it lies on the Ring of Fire - the line of frequent quakes and volcanic eruptions that circles virtually the entire Pacific rim.

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