more than 500 hikers stranded on active volcano after earthquake sparks landslides - height of wall hung basin

by:KEDIBO     2019-09-07
more than 500 hikers stranded on active volcano after earthquake sparks landslides  -  height of wall hung basin
A national park official said on Monday that more than 500 hikers and their guides were still trapped by landslides on the active volcano in Lombok, 24 days after a powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian resort island.
560 people are still trapped.
"There are 500 people in the Segara Anakan area and 60 people in the Batu Ceper area," said Sudiyono, head of Rinjani National Park, a name.
Officials say at least 14 people have been killed and more than 160 injured in Lombok, Indonesia.
The earthquake damaged more than 1,000 houses on the popular tourist island, and there was also a sense of shock in the wider area, including neighbouring Bali, which was reported to have no damage or casualties.
The US Geological Survey said 6.
The depth of the earthquake is only 4. 4 miles.
Shallow earthquakes often cause more damage than deep earthquakes.
Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the Indonesian disaster reduction agency, said the East Dragon region was worst hit and 10 people were killed, including a Malaysian tourist.
He said that as data are still being collected from other parts of the island, the number of casualties may increase.
At least 162 people were injured, and 67 of them were seriously taken to hospital, nugrojo said.
The earthquake caused power outages in East Lombok and North Lombok, and triggered a massive landslide from Mount linghani.
Rescuers are evacuating more than 800 tourists from the mountains.
Nugrohuo said the earthquake lasted about 10 seconds on East Lombok Island and the capital of mataran province, causing residents to flee their homes on streets and fields.
He added that most of the deaths and injuries were caused by the fall of concrete slabs.
Photos released by the disaster agency show that the houses and entrances of the popular Mount linghani National Park were damaged, and the park was immediately closed due to fears of landslides.
Television footage showed residents were still outside due to concerns about aftershocks, and the injured were taking out mattresses from some of the damaged houses for treatment and the patient was driven out of the hospital.
Eka Fathurrahman, the Malaysian woman in East Lombok, the police chief, said she was part of a group of 18 Malaysian tourists when the earthquake shook their hotel and knocked down concrete walls, she has just visited Mount linghani.
Six others were injured in the hotel.
Mr. Fathurrahman said that many of the injured who were treated outside a damaged clinic were taken to a major hospital further afield after more ambulances arrived in the village of senbalen, East Lombok Island.
Indonesia's Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau recorded more than 130 aftershocks.
Like Bali, Lombok is known for its pristine beaches and mountains.
Hotels and other buildings in both locations are not allowed to exceed the height of coconut trees.
Indonesia is located in the Pacific "fire ring", is the arc of the Pacific Basin volcano and fault line, so prone to earthquakes.
In December 2004, a huge level 9.
An earthquake near Sumatra triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in more than a dozen countries.
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