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At least ten dead in earthquake on the tourist island of Lombok

The earthquake on the Inndonesische Lombok island Sunday morning there are at least ten deaths. This is evident from a new balance of the local authorities.

“When the earthquake came, at least ten persons. There were forty wounded and dozens of houses were damaged, ” said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the spokesman of the Indonesian agency for disaster management. “We suspect that the figures are going to rise, because we could not yet collect any information.’

The epicenter of the earthquake with magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter scale was located, according to the Geophysical Service of the U.S. in the near Lelongken, a village in the north of the island, at a depth of almost 7.5 km. Lombok, which is very popular with tourists, is located to the east of the tourist island of Bali.

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