A 2nd Earthquake Ravages The Indonesian Island Of Lombok, 37 Reported Dead

Blanche Robertson
August 9, 2018

A powerful quake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing at least 91 people and shaking neighbouring Bali, as authorities said Monday that rescuers still hadn't reached some hard-hit areas and the death toll could climb.

The area continued to be rattled by aftershocks from the quake, which occurred days after a 6.4 tremor hit Lombok on July 29, killing 14 people and injuring 162 people.

It was the second such natural disaster just after a week to hit Lombok, whose beaches and hiking trails draw holidaymakers from the world over.

Indonesia, which straddles the Pacific's "Ring of Fire," is prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

At least 209 people were injured.

These are tweets from Bali and Lombok, both major tourist destinations in Indonesia are coming from visitors in panic.

In 2004 a 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.

As we got to the hotel - people were running out.

The authorities had carried a rescue operation for the trapped tourists in landslides on Mount Rinjani, an active volcano on the Lombok island.

Ali from Italy is tweeting: "My sister called me from Lombok and she was absolutely terrified, she said she was up a tree after the quake and a tsunami is coming".

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The quake struck at a shallow depth of 10.5km in the northern part of Lombok.

"We were knocked certainly to the floor", he told Sydney radio 2GB on Monday.

Teigen, 32, is with her husband, singer John Legend, and their two young children Luna and Miles.

A father accompanies his injured child outside of Tanjung hospital, after an quake hit in Lombok Utara, Indonesia August 6, 2018.

The cookbook author even found time to throw in some humour - in the most Chrissy Teigen way - as she revealed that she stumbled outside with her baby saying, 'I'm naked. Some of them said their own houses had been destroyed but they were still helping us".

A nearby volcano was evacuated after the natural disaster struck.

"It was quite impossible to stand up".

In a Facebook update on Monday, Mr Shanmugam said that the delegation was only able to grab the most essential items from their hotel rooms before evacuating. How lucky we are to have that choice.

The quake was even stronger than another that struck last week, which measured 6.4 and killed 17 people in the region.

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.

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