10 dead, 40 hurt in Indonesia’s 6.4 magnitude quake - UPDATED

10 dead, 40 hurt in Indonesia’s 6.4 magnitude quake - <span style="color: red;">UPDATED
# 29 July 2018 04:24 (UTC +04:00)

Indonesia’s disaster response agency says at least 10 people have been killed and 40 injured in a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that struck Lombok Island early Sunday, APA reports.

Indonesia’s Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the number of casualties could increase further as data is still being collected from other locations on the popular tourist island, which sits next to Bali.

He said East Lombok district is the hardest hit in the earthquake with eight deaths, including a Malaysian national.

He said the quake has triggered a large landslide from Mount Rinjani. Authorities are still monitoring its impact.


A strong earthquake has hit a region of the densely-populated Lombok island in Indonesia, home to over 3 million, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake has hit the Lombok region in Indonesia, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Indonesian authority reported that at least three people died as a result of the earthquake. There were also several reports on social media about structures damaged by the quake.

The epicenter of the quake was reportedly some 80 miles (128.75 km) northeast of the island's main city of Mataram at a depth of some 360 miles.

The earthquakes above 6.0 magnitude are considered strong and can be felt hundreds of miles/kilometers from the epicenter and cause damage to structures in populated areas.