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Indonesian island lifted 10 inches by deadly quake

AP  |  Tanjung (Indonesia) 

Scientists say the powerful Indonesian that killed more than 300 people lifted the island it struck by as much as 25 centimetres (10 inches).

Using of Lombok from the days following the August 5 quake, scientists from NASA and the of Technology's measured changes in the island's surface.

In the northwest of the island near the epicentre, the ground lifted a quarter of a metre.

In other places it dropped by 5-15 centimetres (2-6 inches).

Some 270,000 people are homeless or displaced after the 7.0 earthquake, which damaged and destroyed about 68,000 homes.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 08:45 IST
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