Magnitude 8.2 quake strikes in the Pacific, near Tonga

The earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean between Tonga and Fiji the US Geological Survey said

US GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY The earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean between Tonga and Fiji the US Geological Survey said

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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