Indonesia Struck by 2nd Massive Earthquake in a Week

Indonesia Struck by 2nd Massive Earthquake in a Week

At least 91 people have died and dozens are injured following a 6.4 magnitude quake in Lombok Indonesia.

According to Indonesia's Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, head of the Disaster Management Department, the number of those displaced by the quake has risen to 20,000.

Ms Widiastuti said Plan International has 500 emergency shelter kits ready to distribute by air, given the poor road conditions in Lombok. "MASSIVE quake", she wrote.

Lombok had already been hit by a 6.4 magnitude natural disaster on July 29 that killed 17 people and briefly stranded several hundred trekkers on the slopes of a volcano. "This is a report thus far, the number is possibly going to increase because we are still collecting data", said BNPB spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho in a press conference, Jakarta, Monday, August 6.

"This quake was certainly felt in Bali, buildings in Kuta were even damaged".

Earthquakes are common in Indonesia, which is situated on the "Ring of Fire" seismically active hotspot encircling the Pacific Ocean.

In 2004, 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.

Long lines formed at the airport of Lombok's main town, Mataram, as foreign visitors cut their holidays short.

To anticipate passenger movement following the natural disaster, Garuda has added three extra flights on the Lombok-Denpasar route with the following schedule: GA7053 departing Lombok at 2:40 p.m. local time, GA4377 at 4:40 p.m. and.

However, as they arrived there, "people were running out", he added.

"This is it for me in Indonesia", she said. "Next time we will stay in France, or somewhere close", she said.

"All the activities are shut down".

There had been a half-hour evacuation at the Lombok airport following the quake because the electricity went off. TV showed crying women consoling each other outside Lombok's airport.

Dutch tourist Marc Ganbuwalba injured his knee in a stampede of diners from a restaurant after the quake.

"It was just a lot of panic because no one knew what was happening".

"What we really need now are paramedics, we are short-staffed, we also need medications", Supriadi, a spokesman for Mataram general hospital, told AFP. We are staying in a treehouse and it was swaying like insane.

About 1000 tourists have been evacuated from the Gili Islands off Lombok as aftershocks continue to rattle the region.

Singapore's Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam was in Lombok for a security conference when the natural disaster struck.

"It was quite impossible to stand up. Heard screams", he wrote.

There are now nine New Zealanders registered as being on Lombok.

The deadly quake was 31 kilometers (19 miles) deep and struck near Loloan on the north end of Lombok.

Mr Evans said as he tried to get to the hills as fast as he could, he heard the waves "crashing against the beach".

'Thank you for your concern - we're all fine - a bit shaken up, ' he tweeted on Sunday afternoon.

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