Lombok island rocked by 6.3-magnitude natural disaster

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The quake struck southeast of Fiji and close to Tonga.

A strong 8.2-magnitude quake struck off Fiji Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, but it was too deep to generate a tsunami and there were no reports of damage.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said no tsunami was expected, perhaps considering the quake's depth.

It was initially reported as a magnitude 8.0 and then upgraded to 8.2, a magnitude that could cause tremendous damage had it not been so deep.

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The quake's depth at 347.7 miles (560 km) would have dampened the shaking at the surface.

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.

Indonesia, an archipelago of thousands of islands, sits on the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire", where tectonic plates collide and numerous world's volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur.

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