Another earthquake hits Indonesia’s Lombok island hinh anh 1Indonesian President Joko Widodo visited earthquake survivors in Lombok on 13 August (Source: AFP)

Hanoi (VNA) - A 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked Lombok island in Indonesia’s West Nusa Tenggara province on August 19, just two weeks after a quake which killed 460 people, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

The USGS measured the quake, which was centered in the northeast of the tourist island, at a depth of 7.9 kilometres.

The shock and vibration took place at 4:10 pm on August 19 (GMT time). Residents said the earthquake was felt strongly in East Lombok. No information of casualties has been reported so far.

Previously, on August 5, a strong earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale shook the island, killing over 460 people and injuring 1,300 others.  Nearly 353,000 people living in the island lost their houses after the quake.

Economic losses caused by the earthquake were estimated at 342 million USD.

Indonesia is prone to earthquakes because of its location on the "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin. In December 2004, a massive magnitude 9.1 earthquake off Sumatra triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people of different nationalities.-VNA