Indonesia Struck by 2nd Massive Earthquake in a Week

Indonesia Struck by 2nd Massive Earthquake in a Week

Indonesia Struck by 2nd Massive Earthquake in a Week

"The police officers there were kind", he said, adding that the airport was chaotic, with "lots of people".

Dozens more have been injured, while thousands of people were evacuated from buildings to outdoor shelters.

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said on Monday that search and rescue teams are still evacuating people and the number of victims is expected to rise, the agency said. Earlier officials said at least 39 people had died.

A total of 65 of the deaths in North Lombok district, nine in West Lombok district, four in the provincial capital Mataram and two each in Central Lombok and East Lombok districts, Nugroho said.

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He tweeted: "Thank you for your concern - we're all fine - a bit shaken up".

People react following an natural disaster in Ampenan district, Mataram, Lombok, Indonesia August 5, 2018, in this photo taken by Antara Foto.

Mr Dutton, who is in Lombok for a counter-terrorism meeting, was on the 12th floor of a hotel when the quake hit, telling Fairfax Media it was "was powerful enough to put us on the floor".

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"All the hotel guests were running, so I did too".

A tsunami warning went into effect briefly but was lifted when waves about five inches high were recorded by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency.

Travellers at the worldwide airports in Lombok and Bali were thrown into panic and there was minor damage to the buildings but operations were not disrupted, officials said. A magnitude 6.4 quake on July 29 killed 16 people.

"All New Zealanders in Lombok are advised to register their details on safetravel.govt.nz, follow any instructions issued by the local authorities and let their family in New Zealand know they are okay". Hotels and other buildings in both locations are not allowed to exceed the height of coconut trees.

The Indonesian archipelago, where Lombok and Bali are located, is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, a 40,000-kilometer (25,000-mile) area of intense seismic and volcanic activity where most of the world's earthquakes occur.

In 2004 a tsunami triggered by a magnitude 9.3 undersea natural disaster off the coast of Sumatra in western Indonesia killed 220,000 people in countries around the Indian Ocean, including 168,000 in Indonesia.

Kotarumalos reported from Jakarta, Indonesia.

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