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Indonesia Earthquake: At least 91 dead after quake strikes Bali and Lombok


A magnitude 7.0 quake has killed at least 91 people

Indonesians residents from the resort island of Lombok has experienced a post-traumatic scene after a cataclysmic earthquake having a magnitude of  7.0 temblor killed at least 91 people and injured more than 200 others. According to  Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Board round this Indonesia earthquake displaced  20,000 people and forced many of them to remain in government shelters on Monday as they were too scared to return home. The quake caused blackout power in many areas, and parts of Lombok remained without electricity on Monday.

The 7.0 magnitude tremor was firstly occurred  30km (18 miles) underground, subsequently damaging thousands of buildings and set off power cuts. About 1,000 foreign tourists are being evacuated from the nearby Gili islands and at least one person died on Bali.

The earthquake hit on Sunday, at 6:46 p.m. local time, was preceded more than a dozen aftershocks, such as one occurred on Monday morning that registered a magnitude of 5.4. Search and rescue teams keep on with their searches in the rubble of houses, mosques, and schools through the refuse and waste of thousands of buildings and homes looking for survivors and victims.

It was the second collateral earthquake in a week to strike Lombok. A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck in the same region of the island In the early hours of July 29, killing 17 people and injuring more than 160.

Debris clutter up the streets of Lombok and Bali and The quake was also felt for several seconds in Bali.

Indonesia is considered as a prone zone to earthquakes because it lies on the Ring of Fire – the line of frequent quakes and volcanic eruptions that circles virtually the entire Pacific Rim.