Indonesia: Earthquake in Lombok

6th August 2018

In the afternoon of Sunday the 5 August 2018, the district of North Lombok and East Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara, was hit by a 7 Richter scale magnitude earthquake at 6: 46 pm Indonesia local time. The epicenter of the earthquake is 18 km Northwest of East Lombok. The earthquake had the potential to cause a tsunami, and a Tsunami alert was sounded but later the warming was removed as the risk was reduced.
Aftershocks are still going on. As of 4:00 am Indonesian local time there were 116 aftershocks with smaller intensities. The Provincial Disaster Management Agency has reported that 82 people died. This number may increase because they are still carrying out rescue and data collection. This earthquake worsened damage in areas previously affected by the earthquake on 29 July 2018.

Alert: Earthquake in Lombok Island, Indonesia