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Indonesia quake kills at least 19, injures dozens

10 August 2018, 04:19 | Erica Roy

Indonesia quake kills at least 19, injures dozens

Indonesia quake kills at least 19, injures dozens

Local disaster official Agung Pramuja said 32 people were confirmed dead, many from northern and western parts of Lombok. One survivor said people were injured by falling debris.

Soldiers have pulled a man alive from the rubble of a large mosque flattened by an quake, killing at least 105 people on the Indonesian island of Lombok, while thousands of homeless villagers waited for aid on Tuesday and stranded tourists camped at beaches and in the lobbies of damaged hotels.

The agency warned all of the numbers were likely to increase as search operations continued Monday.

Tourists crowd on the beach waiting to get onto evacuation boats.

She added: "It was very scary and we are in Bali, I can't imagine how it must've felt to those closer to Lombok".

Australia's Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton was on the 12th floor of a Lombok hotel at the time of the quake.

"The lower floors we went down there was more damage visible certainly than there was at the top".

The Indonesia Red Cross reported that four of its volunteers were injured and transported to a hospital.

The model, along with singer-husband John Legend and their two children, felt the shaking while on vacation in neighboring Bali on Sunday.

"Bali. Trembling. So long", Teigen tweeted to her 10.6 million followers.

The Indonesian archipelago, where Lombok and Bali are located, is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, a 40,000-kilometer (25,000-mile) area of intense seismic and volcanic activity where most of the world's earthquakes occur. A brief tsunami warning went into effect but was later lifted.

Teigen then confirmed that aftershocks from the quake had started to hit the area.


Rescuers still have not reached some devastated parts of the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok after a powerful natural disaster flattened houses and toppled bridges.

"We were sitting there having dinner at about 7 o'clock last night, we just felt really big sort of shaking and the lights went off and everyone just ran", said Australian tourist Kim Liebelt as he waited with other travellers for a flight out at Lombok's global airport.

"The main focus at this time is the search, rescue and assistance to people affected by the quake and fulfillment of basic needs". A magnitude 6.4 quake on July 29 killed 16 people.

At least one person, an Indonesian holidaymaker, was killed on the Gili islands while another tourist died on nearby Bali, which is a major destination.

"We are still gathering together in the dark without any electricity." said Najmul Akhyar, the head of North Lombok district.

An initial tsunami warning of waves of up to half a metre was issued following the quake but later withdrawn.

The white-robed Islamic leader was preaching on Sunday night at a mosque in Denpasar on the holiday island of Bali when the shallow 6.9-magnitude natural disaster struck.

Take That singer Gary Barlow has said he is "praying for everyone affected" following an natural disaster that has shaken Indonesian islands including Bali, where he is now on holiday.

The Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) said more than 120 aftershocks were recorded after Sunday evening's quake.

At 6.46pm Sunday 5 August local time, a magnitude 6.9 quake struck Lombok, with the epicentre located 18 kilometres south-west of East Lombok island.

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 August 5, 2018.



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