Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Search for survivors as Lombok natural disaster toll rises to 82

The same island was struck by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake less than a week ago Tsunami warning after 7.0 earthquake strikes near Indonesia's Bali
| 06 August, 2018, 08:18

She said the warning was for the lowest level of tsunami, and that small waves just 15 centimeters (6 inches) high were detected in three villages.

The quake triggered a tsunami warning, which was later cancelled, and was also felt on the neighbouring island of Bali, one of Southeast Asia's leading destinations, where tourists ran onto the streets as the tremor struck.

A powerful natural disaster struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, shaking neighboring Bali, one week after another quake on Lombok killed more than a dozen.

A policeman examines debris that fell and crushed parked motorbikes following a strong quake on nearby Lombok island, at a shopping center in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia on August 5.

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

Most of the victims were on the northern side of Lombok, near the epicentre of the 6.9 magnitude quake that hit in the early evening of Sunday.

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton told Fairfax Media that he was on the hotel's 12th floor when the quake struck.

"It was quite impossible to stand up". Power went out for a while. Heard screams. Came out, and made my way down a staircase, while building was still shaking. "Lots of cracks, fallen doors", he wrote on Facebook.


An Indonesian official says at least three people have been killed after a strong natural disaster struck the popular tourist island of Lombok.

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.

The Bali and Lombok airports continued operating Sunday night, according to the director general of civil aviation.

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

A strong natural disaster has struck Indonesia's popular tourist island of Lombok, one week after another quake in the same area killed more than a dozen people.

All New Zealanders on Lombok are being advised to register their details on the ministry's safe travel website and let their families in New Zealand know that they are safe.

Indonesia is prone to earthquakes because of its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin.

In 2014, a devastating tsunami triggered by a magnitude 9.3 undersea quake off the coast of Sumatra in western Indonesia killed 220,000 people in countries around the Indian Ocean, including 168,000 in Indonesia.

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