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132 aftershocks recorded in aftermath of 7-magnitude earthquake on Lombok

Tanutam Thawan

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Around 132 aftershocks have shaken up Lombok Island following the 7-magnitude earthquake that left 82 people dead and hundreds of others injured when it hit the Indonesian holiday island last evening.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reports that the quake was centered in the slopes of Mount Rinjani. This is in a similar area as the shocks that hit Lombok on July 29.

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked the island last Sunday (July 29) claiming 17 lives. The West Nusa Tenggara administration declared a 14 day state of emergency following that incident.

The NTB governor Muhammad Zainul Majdi has instructed that all schools in the region be closed today so authorities can check all buildings’ security.

“I also instruct all medical personnel on Lombok Island to provide health services to all affected residents,” TGB said.

“Personnel from the National Disaster Mitigation Agency [BNPB], the police, the Indonesian Military [TNI] and search and rescue teams will also work hand-in-hand to reach victims in the most affected area in North and East Lombok,” he added.
The main tourist areas of Lombok, the south and the western side of the island, had a lot less damage. The quake was felt strongly in Bali, to the west of Lombok.

SOURCE: The Jakarta Post

132 aftershocks recorded in aftermath of 7-magnitude earthquake on Lombok | News by Thaiger

 

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