Rescue Operations Continue After Powerful Indonesia Quake
Search and rescue operations are continuing on Indonesian resort islands following Sunday's powerful earthquake that has killed more than 100 people. Residents who lost their homes sheltered in makeshift tents while most tourists were able to evacuate on 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 island, 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 were evacuated from the Gili islands on Monday. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho,...
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