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The Indonesian Island of Lombok has been shook by aftershocks after a third earthquake. 

The island has been rocked by three earthquakes within a week and now aftershocks are hampering relief efforts.

Sadly, tens of thousands have been left homeless and the quakes have caused a loss of life.

The most recent natural disaster was a shallow quake that hit on Thursday afternoon. 

Indonesia’s geological agency said it measured a magnitude of 6.2, at a depth of 12 km (seven and half miles), centred in the north west of the island.

Fortunately, it did not have the potential to cause a tsunami, said the agency.

Islanders have experienced a devastating 7.0 quake on Sunday, which tragically killed 131 people.

Additionally, the first earthquake hit on July 29 at a magnitude of 6.4 and 16 people sadly lost their lives.

Around 20,000 people living in remote areas, north of Lombok are being targeted by the Indonesian Red Cross.

These communities have are yet to receive any aid.

Spokesman Arifin Hadi told the Associated Press that tens of thousands of Islanders are now homeless in light of the strongest quake on Sunday.

Clean water and tarpaulins are desperately needed by those who survived the tragic quakes.

Mr Hadi said five remote areas, which including one village of about 1,200 households have been reached by five Red Cross vehicles. 

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency are currently forecasting the number of people who have died at at least 131. 

However, there has been conflicting reports about the official number of people killed. 

We are offering our deepest sympathies to all those impacted by the three earthquakes. 

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At least 226 people have died after a strong earthquake struck central Mexico yesterday evening.

The death toll was confirmed by the country's civil defence agency, though it is feared that number may rise as rescue crews and volunteers search through rubble in hope of finding survivors who may still be trapped.

The 7.1 magnitude quake caused widespread devastation in the capital and neighbouring states.

Disaster struck just hours after a number of emergency drills were conducted exactly 32 years after a similar quake killed thousands in Mexico city.

More than 20 children and two adults were found dead at a school in Coapa and President Enrique Peña Nieto said a further 30 children and 12 adults are missing.

Approximately 2 million people in the Mexico City were left without electricity or phone lines and residents were warned not to smoke on the street as gas mains could have been broken.

In a televised address, the president said an emergency had been declared.

"We may still find people under the rubble. Stay in touch, follow lines of communication, we will keep people updated," he said.

According to US Geological Survey, the tremor struck close to the town of Atencingo in the central state of Puebla, 76 miles southeast of Mexico City.

The devastating quake comes just weeks after an 8.1 magnitude tremor killed at least 90 people in southern Mexico.

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New reports have said that the death toll of the earthquake, felt in Mexico City and neighbouring cities, is much higher than originally thought. 

Up to 20 people have lost their lives to the quake, described as the strongest in Mexico in the last century. 

The worst impacted area is the Oaxaca state, according to CNN

The 8.1-magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of southern Mexico.

The quake was so strong that it caused buildings to sway as panicked residents fled. 

Social media videos show buildings and statues swaying in the high magnitude.

The earthquake also triggered a tsunami warning for the region. 

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Mexico was hit by an earthquake last night which has claimed the lives of two people.

The 8.1-magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of southern Mexico.

The quake was so strong that it reportedly caused buildings to sway as panicked residents fled. 

The earthquake has caused a tsunami warning to be placed in effect. 

'Off the west coast of Mexico is what's called the subduction zone, the Pacific Plate is moving under the Mexican peninsula,' Lucy Jones, a seismologist in California who works with the US Geological Survey told Breaking News.

'It's a very flat fault, so it's a place that has big earthquakes relatively often because of that.'

'There's likely to be a small tsunami going to the south-west.'

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In your weird news of the day, ladies, our good friends up in Co Donegal quite literally felt the earth move earlier today.

According to emerging reports, an earthquake, which measured 1.5 on the Richter Scale, was recorded at approximately 06.45 this morning on the Fanad Peninsula.

It has been established that local residents in the Milford and Kilmacrennan areas experienced tremors, and the Irish National Seismic Network is eager to hear from anyone who experienced the earthquake.

According to Today FM, the Irish National Seismic Network have launched a questionnaire for members of the public to share their observations on this morning's quake.

Commenting on the incident, Tom Blake, the director of the Irish National Seismic Network, said: "There was a minor tremor which measured 1.5 on the Richter Scale — that’s a fairly minor tremor but was felt nonetheless."

“It was felt by people and would have been felt by animals. Our systems pick up very minute tremors," he explained.

“We are very keen to hear from people and if people could share their experiences with us then we would ask them to get it touch."

According to The Irish Times, there have been no reports of injuries or damage to buildings in the wake of the minor earthquake.

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A minor earthquake registering 3.8 on the Richter scale, has sent cups of tea flying at a seaside town in North Yorkshire. 

The BBC have reported the tremors hit off the coast of Scarborough at 6.52pm yesterday evening, following Figi's 7.2 magnitude quake yesterday morning.

A caller to BBC Radio York said she had lost “all control” of her frying pan, the contents of which ruined her carpet…

But the BEST reactions were, unsurprisingly on Twitter, where one person tweeted they had “over £7.50 worth of damage” done.

Needless to say the extent of the damage was probably minimal in comparison to historical records.

According to the BBC, 1200 buildings were damaged in 1884 when an earthquake hit Colchester. This is the most damage caused by an earthquake on UK records.

In more recent times (1931), the largest earthquake on record measured 6.1 on the Richter scale.

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An earthquake has struck in South America, just off the coast of Chile, causing devastating effects.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit 7.7 magnitude and struck just 140 miles southwest of Puerto Montt today.

This has triggered a tsunami warning from the US Pacific Warning Centre, which could affect areas just over 600 miles of the earthquake's epicentre.

The Chilean Navy has also issued a tsunami alert.

People in the area are also being warned about after shocks they might face in the hours after the quake.

Such a terrible thing to happen on Christmas day.

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