Lombok earthquake

Lombok quake almost certainly linked to last week's tremor in same area: Expert

Patients sleep at the lobby of a provincial hospital in Mataram on Indonesia's Lombok island, so it would be easier to evacuate in case of another tremor.
Patients sleep at the lobby of a provincial hospital in Mataram on Indonesia's Lombok island, so it would be easier to evacuate in case of another tremor.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

Sunday's magnitude-7 earthquake that claimed more than 90 lives and displaced hundreds of people was probably connected to a less deadly tremor last month, and both could foreshadow a bigger temblor, according to a prominent Australian seismologist.

However, not everyone in the field agrees with him.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 07, 2018, with the headline 'Quake almost certainly linked to last week's tremor in same area: Expert'. Print Edition | Subscribe