Indonesias Lombok earthquake has killed 142 people and no Chinese tourists have been killed or injured.

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 Indonesias Lombok earthquake has killed 142 people and no Chinese tourists have been killed or injured.


According to the data of the Indonesian meteorological, climate and Geophysics Bureau, the earthquake occurred at 18:46 on the 5 day of Jakarta (19:46 in Beijing time). The epicenter was located in northern Lombok and the depth of the epicenter was 10.5 km. Because of the shallow source, the earthquake is very strong and destructive, and then there are many aftershocks. After the earthquake, the Indonesian government also issued a tsunami warning, but it was released 2 hours after the release.

According to the Indonesian national television station, a large number of houses collapsed in Lombok after the earthquake, and residents and foreign tourists from Lombok poured into the open area, high ground or temporarily set up tents to seek refuge. Indonesias disaster relief Department said on the morning of the 6th that the vast majority of the earthquake victims were local Indonesians, many of whom were buried by collapsed houses. 74 people have been killed in the northern Lombok region, the worst hit area. The mirror, 6, claimed that the number of people killed in the earthquake has exceeded 140, and is likely to continue to increase.

Indonesia, on the Indian Ocean seismic belt, is a country with a high incidence of earthquakes, and Longmu Island has been hit by earthquakes several times, the BBC said. Just a week ago in July 29th, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake occurred in Lombok, killing 16 people and injuring more than 300 people. This earthquake further aggravated the disaster. Bali, a famous resort near Longmu Island, was also affected by the earthquake. The terminal building of Bali International Airport was slightly damaged and some houses on the island collapsed. Tourists travelling on the island were also frightened and ran to the hotel outside. The American model Kristi tengan, who was on holiday in Bali Island, sent several twitter on the night of the earthquake, exclaiming that the earthquake was very violent and aftershocks.

The Associated Press said that after the earthquake, the Indonesian government opened the emergency response mechanism, the Indonesian disaster relief department responsible person said that the joint rescue team of several Indonesian departments has gone to the disaster area to carry out rescue activities. The Indonesian military has sent three C-130 large transport planes to transport food, medicine, tents and communications equipment to the disaster areas and send ships to Lombok to help evacuate the victims and deliver supplies. But at present, the victims of the island are said to have more than 20 thousand people. Due to the total interruption of water and power supply on the island, there is a great demand for a large number of living materials, and the disaster relief situation is still very grim.

The Washington Post said that Lombok is not a tourist resort in the vicinity of Bali Island, but it has attracted many foreign tourists in recent years, many of whom have been visiting and climbing the lljjani volcano in the northern part of the island. Even if the earthquake occurred just last week, there are still a large number of foreign tourists going to the area. After the earthquake, the area near the volcano has been completely closed, the island suspended all tourism projects, including diving around the island and all other projects. Some countries have also issued special warnings for tourists, considering the high probability of recurrence of recent earthquakes in Indonesia, recommending that people avoid traveling to the region in the near future. According to the information provided by the Chinese Consulate General in Denpasar, there are still about 200 Chinese tourists in Lombok, but there is no news of casualties. Some of the trapped tourists have been rescued and are leaving the island by boat, and other tourists will be evacuated in recent days. The Consulate General is coordinating with Indonesias relevant departments to urge the Indonesian government to step up rescue and safeguard the safety of Chinese citizens. Domestic travel agencies also suspended travel projects to Lombok. Some industry insiders said that the island was not well known among Chinese tourists, so the number of Chinese tourists involved in the earthquake was relatively limited. The source of this article: Global Times - global network. More brilliant, please log on to World Wide Web http://www.huanqiu.com Author: Jin Xuanyuan Hu Hao editor: Huang Jia _NNB6466

The Washington Post said that Lombok is not a tourist resort in the vicinity of Bali Island, but it has attracted many foreign tourists in recent years, many of whom have been visiting and climbing the lljjani volcano in the northern part of the island. Even if the earthquake occurred just last week, there are still a large number of foreign tourists going to the area. After the earthquake, the area near the volcano has been completely closed, the island suspended all tourism projects, including diving around the island and all other projects. Some countries have also issued special warnings for tourists, considering the high probability of recurrence of recent earthquakes in Indonesia, recommending that people avoid traveling to the region in the near future.

According to the information provided by the Chinese Consulate General in Denpasar, there are still about 200 Chinese tourists in Lombok, but there is no news of casualties. Some of the trapped tourists have been rescued and are leaving the island by boat, and other tourists will be evacuated in recent days. The Consulate General is coordinating with Indonesias relevant departments to urge the Indonesian government to step up rescue and safeguard the safety of Chinese citizens. Domestic travel agencies also suspended travel projects to Lombok. Some industry insiders said that the island was not well known among Chinese tourists, so the number of Chinese tourists involved in the earthquake was relatively limited.