Facebook 'Regrets' Sending Indonesian Users Confetti on Earthquake Posts

Facebook 'Regrets' Sending Indonesian Users Confetti on Earthquake Posts

According to Indonesia's geological agency, Thursday's quake had a magnitude of 6.2 and was shallow, striking at a depth of just 12 kilometres.

The aftershock comes just four days after a devastating 6.9-magnitude quake struck Lombok, which relief agencies said had wiped out entire villages in the worst-hit regions in the north and west.

The quake struck as evening prayers were being said across the Muslim-majority island and there are fears that one collapsed mosque in north Lombok had been filled with worshippers.

Volunteers and rescue personnel have erected more temporary shelters for the tens of thousands left homeless on the island. It did not have the potential to cause a tsunami, the agency added.

A witness said the latest quake sent people into the streets in panic and caused buildings to collapse.

Witnesses said people ran into the roads in a panic and some buildings collapsed.

Facebook apologized for animated balloons and confetti appearing when Indonesian speakers posted messages about Sunday's deadly quake on Indonesia's Lombok Island.

Emergency workers are gradually starting to reach more remote areas of Lombok as they continue their rescue missions.

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Since the 6.9 quake on Sunday, at least 340 aftershocks have been felt across the island including in neighbouring Bali.

The announcement came after an inter-agency meeting was called to resolve wildly different figures from different agencies.

He said they were also looking for people with untreated injuries.

The official death toll stands at 131, but local media are reporting figures as high as 347.

Authorities said all the tourists who wanted to be evacuated from three outlying holiday islands due to power blackouts and damage to hotels had left by boat, some 5,000 people in all.

Thousands of people have been sleeping in makeshift shelters or out in the open.

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.

At least 130 people were killed in the magnitude 6.9 quake that rocked the country Sunday; Greg Palkot reports.

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