Chinese Consulate General in Denpasar: the stranded Chinese tourists have been evacuated safely.

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 Chinese Consulate General in Denpasar: the stranded Chinese tourists have been evacuated safely.


The epicenter of the earthquake is located in the northern part of Lombok. The focal depth is about 15 km. After the earthquake, more than 170 aftershocks took place. Bali Island, Indonesias tourist destination not far from Lombok, also felt sharp shaking and 2 people died. After the earthquake, the relevant agencies issued a tsunami warning, but released the warning in 2 hours. The earthquake caused thousands of buildings to be damaged, power and communications were interrupted in several regions, and the joint rescue team, composed of many Indonesian departments, was urgently evacuating the affected people.

Lombok is a well-known tourist destination in Indonesia, attracting a large number of foreign tourists. The earthquake caused more than 1000 tourists to be trapped in three small islands in the northwest of Lombok. Indonesian officials sent search and rescue boats to organize tourists to evacuate. Airports in Longmu and Bali were slightly damaged but still in operation, and foreign tourists are leaving the island. This is the second earthquake in Lombok in ten days. In July 29th, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake occurred in Lombok, killing 16 people and injuring more than 300 people. [the number of victims of the Indonesian earthquake to 98] came from the Indonesian national disaster relief agency. As of today (No. 6), the number of victims of the earthquake rose to 98, of which 96 were killed in Lombok and 2 in Bali Island. In addition, Indonesian authorities have withdrawn more than 2000 tourists from Geely island. The earthquake caused more than 13 thousand buildings to be damaged, and the number of casualties is expected to rise further. At present, electricity and communications in parts of Lombok have returned to normal. The Indonesian military says they will send ships to transport medical and logistical supplies to Lombok. Source: CCTV News Mobile editor: Zhang Haitong _NN9053

Lombok is a well-known tourist destination in Indonesia, attracting a large number of foreign tourists. The earthquake caused more than 1000 tourists to be trapped in three small islands in the northwest of Lombok. Indonesian officials sent search and rescue boats to organize tourists to evacuate. Airports in Longmu and Bali were slightly damaged but still in operation, and foreign tourists are leaving the island. This is the second earthquake in Lombok in ten days. In July 29th, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake occurred in Lombok, killing 16 people and injuring more than 300 people.

From the Indonesian national disaster relief agency, as of today (6), the number of victims of the earthquake has risen to 98, of which 96 were killed in Lombok and 2 in Bali Island. In addition, Indonesian authorities have withdrawn more than 2000 tourists from Geely island. The earthquake caused more than 13 thousand buildings to be damaged, and the number of casualties is expected to rise further. At present, electricity and communications in parts of Lombok have returned to normal. The Indonesian military says they will send ships to transport medical and logistical supplies to Lombok.