EARTHQUAKE IN EAST LOMBOK, INDONESIA
17 March 2019
Indonesia’s Agency for Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics (BMKG) recorded a magnitude 5.8 earthquake in East Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province at a depth of 10-km on Sunday, 17 March 2019 at 2:07 pm. It was followed by another magnitude 5.2 earthquake after two minutes. According to BNPB, Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Organization, the earthquake was strongly felt for 2-5 seconds, sending people in panic, and evacuating outside their houses.
There are also reported damaged houses. Two casualties reported are Malaysian tourists. This was due to a landslide in the area of Tiu Kelep Waterfall, North Lombok that was triggered by the earthquake. 44 others were reported to be injured. A total of 36 tourists (22 from Malaysia) were successfully evacuated from the Tiu Kelep Waterfall area. In addition, around 50 people were successfully evacuated from Mount Rinjani.
More updates to come.