Two Earthquakes Strike Indonesian Island

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On July 29, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok, causing 16 deaths and damaging several communities. BGR responded quickly, working with a Singaporean response team to assess needs. But then, a second earthquake, measuring a magnitude of 7.0, struck the same vicinity on August 5. Neither the team members nor their national partners sustained injuries, and now, they plan to continue their relief efforts in the aftermath of both disasters. Workers also will conduct supplementary assessments as a result of the second quake. BGR will respond as needed.