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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. 


There are extreme fitness challenges, and then there are the Gaelforce events: hard-core races which involve the likes of cycling, hiking, running, and kayaking over dozens of kilometres. 

In short, we describe them as: NOT for the faint-hearted (or anyone who isn't outrageously fit).

Up until this point the brand encompassed of: Gaelforce West, Connemara Adventure Challenge,Turf Warrior Challenge, Gaelforce North, the Bray Cliff Run, and the Great Fjord Swim.

And now – Gaelforce is FINALLY coming to Dublin. Yes, on February 18 more than 1,000 brave souls will kayak, cycle and run their way through a challenging course in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains.

There are two distances to choose from: 29km or else 49km (assuming you're feeling a bit mad). 

Competitors will cycle to Bohernabreena Reservoir from Tallaght Stadium, where they will then face a kayak on the reservoir. From there they will run over various terrain, up Kippure Mountainwith its panoramic views of Dublin and Wicklow, before returning to the finish line at Tallaght Stadium.

You can find out more here or on the Facebook page here.