Indonesia issues tsunami warning after quake strikes off Lombok island

Indonesia issues tsunami warning after quake strikes off Lombok island

A major quake on the Indonesian island of Lombok today killed at least 19 people, injured dozens and damaged buildings, officials said.

Indonesia's meteorological and climatological agency said some damage was reported in buildings in Lombok and neighboring Bali.

Sutopo explained no fewer than 10,000 evacuees stayed in several evacuation areas due to the 6.4 magnitude quake on July 29, 2018, thus the number was reportedly increased to 20,000 people.

James, from Woodford Green, London, said more than 1,000 holidaymakers have been stranded on the palm-fringed island off the coast of Lombok for more than six hours today.

Seventy-two of the people who were killed were in North Lombok, which was hardest hit by the quake.

The quake, measured at magnitude 7.0 by Indonesian authorities and a still-powerful 6.9 by the U.S. Geological Survey, struck early on Sunday evening at a fairly shallow depth of six miles in the northern part of Lombok.

A magnitude 6.4 natural disaster hit the island a week ago, killing 17 people.

"I guess the question for the Balinese people who rely very heavily on tourism is, is the combination of all these factors adding in the terrorism risk, is that enough to deter people and I guess we really don't know the answer to that question". A magnitude-6.1 natural disaster struck off the southern coast of Java, Indonesia's main island, rocking buildings in the country's capital, Jakarta, and sending people fleeing into the streets earlier in January.

Oxfam said more than 20,000 people were in temporary shelters and thousands more were camping out in the open.

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"They were initially just little shocks but then they started to get bigger and bigger and people started to shout "earthquake", then all the staff panicked and rushed out of the building", the unnamed man said.

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.

National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told a news conference that damage was "massive" in the north of Lombok.

The 6.9 magnitude quake forced thousands of Lombok residents and tourists run for their life outdoors and they had to spent the night outside as strong aftershocks including one of 5.3 magnitude continued to rattle the island. "People filled the streets", said Michelle Lindsay, an Australian tourist.

Officials said patients were evacuated from the main hospital.

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

Hotels and other buildings in both locations are not allowed to exceed the height of coconut trees.

Indonesia sits on the geologically active Pacific Ring of Fire and is regularly hit by earthquakes.

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.

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