Indonesia: Several deaths in earthquakes on Indonesian holiday island

The Indonesian island of Lombok, a neighbouring island of Bali, was shaken by a quake. More than ten people were killed.

Indonesia: Several deaths in earthquakes on Indonesian holiday island

A major earthquake on Indonesian holiday island of Lombok killed at least 14 people on Sunday. At least 40weitere were injured, Civil Protection Authority shared. After earthquake at a depth of seven kilometers, more than 40 aftershocks were registered.

The quake of strength 6.4 had occurred on Sunday morning 50 km norast of Lombok's main town Mataram, American Earthquake Observatory shared with us. Many affected Vonherabgefallenen concrete slabs were slain or injured. The number of derOpfer could still rise as NochLageberichte were expected from several areas of island.

Lombok is a popular holiday home and is located about a hundred kilometres east of even more popular Indonesian holiday island Bali. The quake was also felt re. Many tourists left ir hotel rooms in Bali and got safe. No one was injured re.

The hardest hit was information Zufolgedie Eastern region of island of Lombok with eight deaths. In National Park Gunung Rinjani, with third highest volcano in Indonesia, a major landslide broke out. DieAuswirkungen would still be tested, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho of civil protection. Dozens of houses and buildings have been destroyed or damaged.

Hiking trails temporarily closed

The hiking trails on Mount Rinjani were temporarily closed, as furr landslides were feared. But a tsunami alarm was not triggered, said spokesman of Indonesian authority for Geophysics and Meteorology, Hary Tirto Djatmiko.

The Indonesia, which is made up of numerous islands, is located on so-called Pacific Ring, where tectonic plates collide. Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are particularly frequent re. It was only in January that several people were seriously injured and dozens of houses were damaged in a quake of magnitude 6.0 on Indonesian island of Java. In December 2004, a quake under seabed of magnitude 8, 1first of west Indonesian island of Sumatra, had triggered a tsunami that killed a total of 230,000 people in surrounding countries, of which 168,000 in Indonesia.

Updated Date: 30 July 2018, 12:00

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