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Offbeat Indonesian island lifted 10 inches by deadly quake

06:55  11 august  2018
06:55  11 august  2018 Source:   msn.com

Strong quake hits Indonesia's Lombok island; at least 3 dead

  Strong quake hits Indonesia's Lombok island; at least 3 dead A strong earthquake has struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing at least three people and shaking neighboring Bali, one week after another quake on Lombok killed more than a dozen. The latest quake, which triggered a brief tsunami warning, damaged buildings as far away as Denpasar on Bali, including a department store and the airport terminal, where ceiling panels were shaken loose, authorities said.

TANJUNG, Indonesia (AP) — Scientists say the powerful Indonesian earthquake that killed more than 300 people lifted the island it struck by as much as 25 centimeters ( 10 inches ). Using satellite images of Lombok from the days following the Aug. 5 quake , scientists from NASA and the California Institute

Scientists say the powerful Indonesian earthquake that killed more than 300 people lifted the island it struck by as much as 25 centimeters ( 10 inches ). 5 quake , scientists from NASA and the California Institute of Technology's joint rapid imaging project made a ground deformation map and measured

This graphic made available by NASA shows a map of new satellite data produced by scientists with NASA/Caltech's Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis project (ARIA) showing ground deformation on the resort island of Lombok, Indonesia following a deadly earthquake on Aug. 5, 2018. Scientists say the powerful Indonesian earthquake that killed more than 300 people lifted the island it struck by as much as 25 centimeters (10 inches). (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Copernicus/ESA via AP) © The Associated Press This graphic made available by NASA shows a map of new satellite data produced by scientists with NASA/Caltech's Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis project (ARIA) showing ground deformation on the resort island of Lombok, Indonesia following a deadly earthquake on Aug. 5, 2018. Scientists say the powerful Indonesian earthquake that killed more than 300 people lifted the island it struck by as much as 25 centimeters (10 inches). (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Copernicus/ESA via AP)

TANJUNG, Indonesia — Scientists say the powerful Indonesian earthquake that killed more than 300 people lifted the island it struck by as much as 25 centimeters (10 inches).

Man pulled alive from mosque shattered by Indonesia quake

  Man pulled alive from mosque shattered by Indonesia quake Dust-covered and still wearing his prayer cap, video shows a man being rescued from the building's twisted remains.Debris is seen at a shop in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on Aug. 6, after it was damaged in an earthquake that struck Lombok.

Thousands left homeless by a powerful quake that ruptured roads and flattened buildings on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok are sheltering in makeshift tents. It was the second deadly quake in a week to hit Lombok, a The warning was lifted after only small waves were recorded.

It was the second deadly quake in a week to hit Lombok, a less-developed island compared with its The quake struck at a shallow depth of 10 .5 kilometers (6 miles). Shallow quakes tend to cause more damage than deeper ones. The warning was lifted after only small waves were recorded.

Using satellite images of Lombok from the days following the Aug. 5 quake, scientists from NASA and the California Institute of Technology's joint rapid imaging project made a ground deformation map and measured changes in the island's surface. In the northwest of the island near the epicenter, the rupturing faultline lifted the earth by a quarter of a meter. In other places it dropped by 5-15 centimeters (2-6 inches).

Some 270,000 people are homeless or displaced after the earthquake, which damaged and destroyed about 68,000 homes.

NASA said satellite observations can help authorities respond to earthquakes and other natural or manmade disasters.

Nearly a week since the 7.0 quake, Lombok is still reeling but glimmers of normality are returning and devout villagers are making plans for temporary replacements of mosques that were flattened.

Indonesia struggles to recover quake's dead, help the living

  Indonesia struggles to recover quake's dead, help the living The rescue team had done everything possible to recover the body of the man killed when Sunday's powerful quake collapsed his home. They used hacksaws to cut a square into concrete wall. They used crowbars and dogs and a power drill. But by Tuesday afternoon, with the unmistakable stench of rotting flesh in the air, they were sweating and at their wits' end. The body of 60-year-old Abdul Malik, one of at least 105 people killed in the 7.0-magnitude quake, would have to stay under the rubble for a third day.

It was the second deadly quake in a week to hit Lombok, a less-developed island compared with its The quake struck at a shallow depth of 10 .5 kilometers (6 miles). Shallow quakes tend to cause more damage than deeper ones. The warning was lifted after only small waves were recorded.

Thousands left homeless by a powerful quake that ruptured roads and flattened buildings on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok are sheltering in makeshift tents. It was the second deadly quake in a week to hit Lombok, a The warning was lifted after only small waves were recorded.

In Tanjung, one of the worst affected districts in the hard-hit north of the island, a food market opened Saturday and locals bought vegetables and fish. Some shops also opened for business despite being in damaged buildings.

"I had to borrow money from someone to buy morning glory to be resold here," said Natbudi, one of the market vendors. "If I just stay at the camp and don't come here to sell then I don't have money to buy rice."

Lombok, a popular and less developed tourist destination than neighboring Bali, was hit by three strong quakes in little over a week and has endured more than 500 aftershocks.

A July 29 quake killed 16 people. An aftershock measuring magnitude 5.9 on Thursday caused panic, more damage and more than two dozen injuries.

Villager Sunarto, buying fish at the makeshift market, said it was a relief to do something ordinary.

"I feel happy and thank God that finally the market is open," he said. "We can buy our needs while waiting for the situation to get back to normal even though we're still worried."

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. In December 2004, a massive magnitude 9.1 earthquake off Sumatra triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries.

Indonesian island hit by another quake, causing landslides .
A strong earthquake jolted the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, causing landslides and damaging buildings, as the island tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people. The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake, which was centered in Lombok's northeast, at magnitude 6.3 with a depth of 7 kilometers (4 miles). It was felt on the neighboring island of Bali and was preceded a few minutes earlier by a magnitude 5.4 quake, also in Lombok's northeast.

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