Disasters
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Another strong quake rocks Indonesia

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/09/18, 11:10 am

A third major earthquake in a little more than a week struck the island of Lombok in Indonesia. Thursday’s 5.9 magnitude aftershock comes as the country continues to struggle to recover from a 6.9 magnitude quake on Sunday that’s been blamed for at least 319 deaths. A 6.4 magnitude earthquake shook the island on July 29. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman with Indonesia’s national disaster agency, said Thursday’s aftershock caused more trauma. Families have begun burying some of the dead as aid workers offer assistance to those affected.

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Death toll rises from Indonesian earthquake

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/08/18, 10:35 am

Indonesia’s disaster agency said the death toll from Sunday’s 7.0 magnitude earthquake has risen to 131 people as responders struggle to reach some of the trapped victims and assist the rescued. Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the number of dead would likely continue to increase as authorities work to confirm reports of other deaths.

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Death toll climbs in Indonesian earthquake

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/06/18, 11:42 am

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok and rattled Bali on Sunday evening, killing at least 98 people. Responders warn the death toll could rise as they try to reach areas that remain inaccessible. The quake hit the northern part of Lombok at a depth of 6 miles. It’s the second quake to hit the island in a week: a temblor on July 29 killed 16 people and damaged hundreds of houses there.

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