Indonesian Quake Victims Shelter in Makeshift Tents; Tourists Evacuate
Thousands of people made homeless by a powerful earthquake on Indonesian resort islands looked for shelter Monday night as rescue workers continued to search for the missing and said the death toll of 98 would likely rise. Residents who lost their homes sheltered in makeshift tents while most tourists were able to evacuate Monday. Sunday's quake, recorded at magnitude 6.9 by the U.S. Geological Survey (revised down from 7.0), struck at a depth of 10.5 kilometers in the northern part of Lombok, triggering a brief tsunami warning. It was also felt on the neighboring Gili Islands as well as Bali, Sumbawa and parts of East Java. Much of the evacuation efforts were focused on the tiny Gili Islands, three vacation islands near Lombok. Tourists lined up on the small beaches Monday waiting for the boats that would take them to the larger Lombok Island. Officials said more than 2,000 people...
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