Lombok and Sumbawa islands on Sunday, killing at least 14. The quake struck at 6.47 a.m.at a relatively shallow depth of 7 kilometers, which amplified its effect.

According to Antara, there had been more than 120 aftershocks recorded by the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) as of Sunday afternoon.


More than 160 residents in Lombok were injured, with thousands more displaced after their homes were damaged by the quake.

He said as of 4 pm, two groups of Malaysian tourists (groups climbing Mount Rinjani in East Lombok Timur) had been given appropriate assistance by the Indonesian authorities.

Indonesia is no stranger to destructive earthquakes, sitting on the area of intense seismic and volcanic activity known as the Pacific Ring of Fire.

The quake was on land and did not trigger any waves or tsunami.

The island has a booming tourism industry and is known for its beaches and surfing, as well as lovely reefs and sea turtle conservation.


The latest quake was on land and did not trigger any waves or tsunami but authorities issued a yellow alert, suggesting there was a possibility of casualties.

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