Indonesia's Lombok island jolted by multiple quakes

Strong earthquakes jolted the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, causing power blackouts, landslides and damage to buildings, as the island tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people.


A shallow quake late Sunday evening was measured at magnitude 6.9 by the US Geological Survey and followed quakes during the day recorded at magnitudes 6.3 and 5.4. All were centered in the northeast of the island. The evening quake was followed by strong aftershocks.


An Associated Press reporter on Lombok said the latest in the flurry of quakes caused panic and power blackouts in parts of the island. There were was no immediate information about damage or casualties.


The daytime quakes caused landslides on the slopes of Mount Rinjani, an active volcano, and panic in villages.


פרסום ראשון: 08.19.18, 19:15