UPDATE: Indonesia quake kills 82, hundreds injured
Jakarta: Within a week, another major earthquake has struck Indonesia’s Lombok and
Bali island on Sunday. The previous quake had kille 17 people. Sunday’s earthquake of
magnitude 7 has triggered a tsunami alert. According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake had struck just 10 km underground.
The people have been urged to move away from the ocean. “Please go to a place with higher ground, while remaining calm and not panicking,” Dwikorita Karnawati, head of the agency for meteorology, climatology and geophysics, told local TV.
Residents in Lombok’s main city Mataram described a strong jolt that sent people scrambling out of buildings.
“Everyone immediately ran out of their homes, everyone is panicking,” Iman, a local
resident in Mataram told to a news agency.