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

18:55  05 august  2018
18:55  05 august  2018 Source:   msn.com

Powerful quake hits Indonesia's Lombok, 3 killed, houses damaged

  Powerful quake hits Indonesia's Lombok, 3 killed, houses damaged A powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake on Sunday struck the popular tourist destination of Lombok in Indonesia, damaging many buildings, but there were no immediate reports of casualties, Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency said. The quake hit the northern part of Lombok island early in the morning when many people were still sleeping."We jumped out of our beds to avoid anything falling on our heads," said Jean-Paul Volckaert who was woken by the quake while sleeping in the Puncak Hotel near Senggigi on Lombok."I’ve been walking around but so far there is no damage.

A strong earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, killing at least three people and shaking neighboring Bali, one week after another quake on Lombok killed more than a dozen. Jakarta. Also Read. 14 dead , 162 injured in Indonesia quake .

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake struck Indonesia ' s popular tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, killing at least three people, one week after another quake in the same area killed more than a dozen.

People affected by the earthquake rest at a temporary shelter in Lombok, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. A strong earthquake struck Indonesia's popular tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, triggering a tsunami warning, one week after another quake in the same area killed more than a dozen people. (AP Photo) © The Associated Press People affected by the earthquake rest at a temporary shelter in Lombok, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. A strong earthquake struck Indonesia's popular tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, triggering a tsunami warning, one week after another quake in the same area killed more than a dozen people. (AP Photo)

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A strong earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, 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.

Hikers trapped on mountain after quake

  Hikers trapped on mountain after quake Rescue teams are working to evacuate more than 260 trapped after landslides cut off escape routes.Hundreds of rescue workers are now working to evacuate them from Mount Rinjani, a popular hiking destination.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake struck Indonesia ' s popular tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, killing at least three people, one week after another quake in the same area killed more than a dozen.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake struck Indonesia ' s popular tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, killing at least three people, one week after another quake in the same area killed more than a dozen.

Video showed screaming people running in panic from houses in a Bali neighborhood and vehicles rocking. On Lombok, soldiers and other rescuers carried injured people on stretchers and carpets to an evacuation center.

The quake, recorded at magnitude 7.0 by the U.S. Geological Survey, struck early Sunday evening at a depth of 10.5 kilometers (6 miles) in the northern part of Lombok.

A tsunami warning was lifted after waves just 15 centimeters (6 inches) high were recorded in three villages, said the head of Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency, Dwikorita Karnawati.

Najmul Akhyar, district chief of North Lombok, told MetroTV that there was an electrical blackout so he was unable to assess the entire situation, but that at least three people had been killed.

Final six trapped hikers rescued from Indonesian volcano, after devastating earthquake

  Final six trapped hikers rescued from Indonesian volcano, after devastating earthquake More than 600 stranded hikers have been successfully rescued from Mount Rinjani on Indonesia's Lombok Island, two days after a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the popular tourist destination. The final six hikers were brought down from the mountain Tuesday morning, confirmed National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, following a massive combined rescue effort involving almost 200 Indonesian police, military and medical personnel.

At least three people have died after a powerful magnitude 6.4 quake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday (July 29). Indonesia : At least 10 dead after quake strikes tourist hotspot Lombok - Продолжительность: 1:24 Ruptly 555 просмотров.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A shallow, magnitude 6.4 earthquake early Sunday killed at least three people and injured a dozen others on Indonesia ' s Lombok Island , a popular tourist destination

National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the quake was felt strongly across Lombok and Bali and had damaged houses on both islands.

Iwan Asmara, a Lombok disaster official, said people poured out of their homes in panic to move to higher ground, particularly in North Lombok and Mataram, the capital of West Nusa Tenggara province, which includes Lombok.

The Bali and Lombok airports were operating normally Sunday night, according to the director general of civil aviation. There had been a half hour evacuation at the Lombok airport earlier in the evening following the quake because the electricity went off.

A magnitude 6.4 quake hit Lombok on July 29, killing 16 people.

Like Bali, Lombok is known for pristine beaches and mountains. Hotels and other buildings in both locations are not allowed to exceed the height of coconut trees.

Indonesia is prone to earthquakes due to its location on the Pacific "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 island triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries.

Death toll from quake that hit Indonesian island passes 430 .
The death toll from the earthquake that rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok a week ago has passed 430 and the government is estimating economic losses of at least several hundred million dollars. The national disaster agency said Monday the Aug. 5 quake killed 436 people, most of whom died in collapsing buildings.

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