Earthquake rocks Lampung province`s Pesisir Barat district

Bandarlampung  (ANTARA News) - A 4.9-magnitude earthquake rocked southwestern part of Pesisir Barat District, Lampung Province, on Sunday at 08.07 am local time.

According to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), the epicenter of the earthquake was located around 284 kilometers away from southwest of Pesisir Barat District at a depth of 10 kilometers.

The province`s Tenggamus District was also hit by a 4.0-magnitude earthquake on Saturday at 08.29 pm local time.

Due to the fact that it lies on Pacific ring of fire, Indonesia is prone to natural disasters, including earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

A string of deadly earthquakes rocked the Indonesian resort island of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara Province, causing serious catastrophes.

According to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), as of August 23, the strong earthquakes, including the 7.0-magnitude quake that shook Lombok Island on August 5, had killed at least 555 people and caused injuries to 829 others.

The majority of the fatalities were residents of North Lombok District areas, due to their close proximity to the strong earthquake`s epicenter. The repeated earthquakes have also damaged 23,098 houses and forced 134,236 people to be displaced.

Reporting by Budisantoso Budiman

Editing by Rahmad N