Hundreds trapped, 14 dead after a massive earthquake struck an Indonesian tourist Island
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.
Our Indonesian #RedCross @palangmerah volunteers are supporting population hit by the #earthquake in #Lombok. Distribution of basic items has started. Proud of our women and men on the field! All my solidarity to Indonesian people affected pic.twitter.com/U86qIsVOvc— Francesco Rocca (@Francescorocca) July 29, 2018
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.