Quake-Triggered Landslide Injured Dozens In Indonesia’s Lombok

Quake-Triggered Landslide Injured Dozens In Indonesia’s Lombok

A number of tourists have been evacuated from a waterfall site hit by a landslide in the Indonesian island of Lombok, where two individuals lost their lives, experts said. A reasonably solid earthquake set off a landslide that hit a famous waterfall on the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok on Sunday, killing two individuals, including a 14-year-old kid, and harming a dozen others, authorities said. A lot of homes were harmed by the earthquake.

According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake had a size of 5.5 and was struck at a depth of 23 kilometers. The earthquake was felt over the island, alarming individuals as yet recovering from an earthquake which took place last August that took lives of 300 individuals and left thousands of people homeless.

As of now, 58 individuals have been killed in landslides or flash flooding in the zone and thousands have been left homeless.

Sunday’s quake set off a landslide from Mount Rinjani and hit many voyagers at the Tiu Kelep waterfall situated in the lower regions of the active volcano, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency representative.

He said rescuers figured out how to empty 22 Malaysians and 14 Indonesians from the waterfall site, and 50 others — for the most part neighborhood surveyors from government foundations, the military, and the police — from the mountainous zone. Forty-four individuals were harmed in the quake, including eight Malaysians, Mr. Nugroho said. Around 500 homes were harmed, including 32 that were flattened. Indonesia sits on the “Pacific Ring of Fire” and has a number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Lombok was shaken by a number of earthquakes the previous summer, killing in excess of 500 individuals and leaving more than 150,000 homeless. Last September, the nation was hit by an earthquake and tsunami in Palu on Sulawesi island which killed around 2200 individuals.

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