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More than 70,000 homeless after deadly Lombok quake

MATARAM: More than 70,000 people have been left homeless in the deadly earthquake that hit Lombok island, forced to sleep in makeshift shelters and lack food, medicine, and clean water, authorities said Wednesday. The shallow 6.9-magnitude quake killed at least 105 people and triggered panic among locals and tourists on Lombok on Sunday, just a week after another tremor surged through the holiday island and killed 17. Some 236 people have been severely injured in the latest quake, with tens of thousands of homes…

New Zealand quake ‘predicted’ eight days before it struck

WELLINGTON: A man has emerged, claiming to have predicted devastating quake in new Zealand a week before it struck on Sunday. Nigel Antony Gray, in his Facebook post on November 6, warned of major earthquake on November 14 and blamed ‘supermoon’ for the catastrophe. He claimed because the moon was closer to Earth than it had been for many years, its gravitational pull would be greater, making a quake 'quite possible'. The 7.5 magnitude quake struck near Christchurch on the evening of November 13, within the…