The earthquake, recorded on the island of Lombok, a tourist destination, had a magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter scale
At least 14 people were killed Sunday and 162 were injured on the Indonesian island of Lombok following a 6.4 magnitude earthquake on the Ritcher scale, authorities said.
The eastern district of Lombok was the worst hit with eight dead, including a Malaysian citizen, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokeswoman for the Indonesian Disaster Mitigation Agency Sutopo Purwo Mugroho.
The 30-year-old woman was visiting Mount Rinjani, where a landslide was reported following the earthquake. Nugroho, quoted by Reuters, said the area is temporarily closed. Hundreds of climbers are being pulled out of Rinjani National Park, he said.
“The most pressing needs now are medical staff, stretchers, health equipment, child products and food, ” said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.
The Indonesian archipelago, with thousands of islands, is located in the so-called Ring of Fire of the Pacific, a zone of high seismic and volcanic activity.
In December 2004, a magnitude 9.1 earthquake off the island of Samatra triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in more than 10 countries.
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