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Earthquake Hits Indonesia, Death Toll Rises to 82

Jakarta (August 06, 2018): Death toll rises to 82, while millions are wounded as a high magnitude earthquake hits Lombok island in Indonesia.According to media reports, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in Lombok island of Indonesia. Multiple buildings have been destroyed by this earthquake. After the earthquake, power cut down is reported at Lombok island, while people are scared and resting in camps under the sky.

The deadly quake was 15 kilometers deep. Indonesia’s Tsunami Early Warning System had issued a tsunami warning after the main quake but it was later lifted, according to the country’s National Disaster Management Agency. According to media reports, last week’s quake in Lombok island killed 17 people.Earlier, according to initial information, 40 were killed and dozens were wounded initially in the earthquake at Lombok island. The United States Geological Survey slightly downgraded Sunday’s quake after initially calling it 7.0-magnitude. Strong aftershocks ranging from 5.4- to 4.3-magnitude followed the main quake. Indonesia’s Tsunami Early Warning System had issued a tsunami warning after the main quake but it was later lifted, according to the country’s National Disaster Management Agency.

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