A powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing at least 82 people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities on Monday said thousands of houses were damaged and the death toll could climb.
It was the second deadly quake in a week to hit Lombok. A July 29 quake killed 16 people and damaged hundreds of houses, some of which collapsed in Sunday evening’s magnitude 7.0 temblor, killing those inside.
Video showed screaming people running in panic from houses in a Bali neighborhood and vehicles rocking. On Lombok, soldiers and other rescuers carried injured people on stretchers and carpets to an evacuation center.
Euronews: A strong earthquake struck Indonesia’s popular tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, triggering a brief tsunami warning one week after another quake in the same area killed more than a dozen people.
There were no immediate reports of casualties, but the latest quake caused people to flee their homes and move to higher ground. Authorities said the quake may have caused some damage.
Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency issued a tsunami warning after the quake struck but later lifted it.
National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told KompasTV that the quake strongly jolted Mataram, the capital of West Nusa Tenggara province, and may have caused damage there.
The quake was also felt for several seconds in parts of neighboring Bali island, where people ran out of houses, hotels and restaurants.