Indonesia’s resort island of Bali and Lombok were rocked by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Sunday, at least thirty two people died and triggering panic spread among holidays and residents.
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The powerful earthquake created panic among tourists and residents and was also felt on Bali’s neighboring holiday island. On Lombok, thousands of people fled from their homes for safety at the open place.
Disaster Mitigation Agency chief Agung Pramaja, in West Nusa Tenggara province, which includes Lombok and neighboring islands, but not Bali, Reuters was informed that 32 people were confirmed dead, which are many of the northern and western parts of Lombok. He said that the agency is still collecting data on the injured people.
Singapore Law and Home Affairs Minister. Shanmugam, who was in Lombok city of Mataram at the time of the earthquake, wrote on Facebook that his 10th-floor hotel rooms violently shook walls.
“It was quite impossible to stand. Heard screams,” he wrote. “He got out and made his way down the stairs, while the building was still shaking, for a while the power went out, many cracks, falling doors.”
The earthquake struck Lombok at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) in the evening. It came a week later when a 6.4 magnitude earthquake killed 14 people on the island and threw hundreds of climbers on the slopes of the volcano.
The earthquake was felt in Bali for several seconds, where people fled home, hotels and restaurants.
An Australian tourist Michel Lindsey said, “All the hotel’s guests were running, so I did too. People have filled the streets.”
“Many officers were urging people not to panic.”
Other witnesses said that the earthquake has strengthened in several seconds and rattled windows and doors into their frame.
After the death of 14 people of 6.4 earthquakes on Lomokak Island, today’s fundamentalist came a week later and inspired the hybrids on the massive evacuation of the popular volcano.
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