Hundreds trapped, 14 dead after a massive earthquake struck an Indonesian tourist Island

A Malaysian climber who was on a hiking trip to Lombok is reportedly among those killed.

Dozens of aftershocks rippled through the area leading to falling debris and toppled concrete, caused most of the fatalities.

Indonesia’s meteorology and geophysics agency said it recorded over 130 aftershocks.

The quake triggered blackouts in at least two districts.



Located in the Pacific’s “Ring of Fire,” a chain of volcanoes and fault lines, Indonesia is particularly prone to seismic activity. In 2004, a 9.1-magnitude earthquake near Sumatra prompted a tsunami and led to more than 230,000 deaths.

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