91 Dead as Magnitude 7 Earthquake Hit Indonesian Tourist Island and Triggers Tsunami + Read 5 Tips on How to Survive Tsunami (PHOTOS)

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The powerful earthquake of 7.0 temblor magnitude hit Lombok, the Indonesian tourist island of, killing nearly 91 people. The rescuers still hadn’t reached some areas and the number of deaths could rise. 

Read the details on Nexter.org.

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Key details to mention:

  • 91 dead and more than 200 seriously injured, thousands of buildings were damaged significantly. The quake was measured at 7.0 magnitude;
  • It was the second deadly quake in a week to hit Lombok. The first one killed 16 people and damaged hundreds of houses;
  • The rescuers are still looking for the victims and survivors near the collapsed bridges, electricity blackouts and damaged roads;
  • The earthquake can trigger a , so people rushed to leave their homes to move to higher places;

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  • The authorities stated there were no fatalities among the local and foreign tourists;

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“People panicked and scattered on the streets and buildings and houses that had been damaged by the previous earthquake had become more damaged and collapsed,” National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

Source: Twitter

Source: Twitter

Source: Twitter

Source: Twitter

 

“I was watching TV when I felt a big shake,” said Harian, a Lombok woman. “The lamp was shaking, and people were shouting ‘Get out.’ I ran out into the dark because the power cut off.”

How to survive a

In 2004, a powerful magnitude 9.1 earthquake off Sumatra island triggered a that killed 230k people. Check out these five tips on how to manage to survive the :

  • Learn about it in advance. Check if your home, school, or workplace is located in a coastal region or near sea/ocean. Follow TV news or any other media to learn about the potential danger in your area;
  • Prepare a safety pack. If a hits, you’ll need to find all essential items really quickly, so prepare a safety and survival pack beforehand (food, water, and a first aid kit included);
  • Make an evacuation plan. Take into account that you can be anywhere at the time of the natural disaster – your homeplace, workplace, school. Develop the plan with multiple safety routes options considering the possibility of an earthquake destroying roads;
  • Consider the signs of a . Odd behavior changes in animals and alarm are the signs of the coming;
  • Find a safe place, if a hits unexpectedly.  Move inland, and to high ground, for example, climb a sturdy tree.

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91 Dead as Magnitude 7 Earthquake Hit Indonesian Tourist Island and Triggers Tsunami + Read 5 Tips on How to Survive Tsunami (PHOTOS)
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91 Dead as Magnitude 7 Earthquake Hit Indonesian Tourist Island and Triggers Tsunami + Read 5 Tips on How to Survive Tsunami (PHOTOS)
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The powerful earthquake of 7.0 temblor magnitude hit Lombok, the Indonesian tourist island of, killing nearly 91 people. The rescuers still hadn't reached some areas and the number of deaths could rise. 
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