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Quake swarm jolts Indonesian islands, killing at least 12

Quake swarm jolts Indonesian islands, killing at least 12SEMBALUN, Indonesia (AP) — Multiple strong earthquakes killed at least a dozen people on the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Sumbawa as the region was trying to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people.



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Alaska's North Slope Hit by Strongest Quake Ever Recorded in the Region

Alaska's North Slope Hit by Strongest Quake Ever Recorded in the RegionAlaska's North Slope was hit Sunday by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region, the state's seismologist said



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Death toll rises to 259 from Sunday's quake in Indonesia's Lombok island

Death toll rises to 259 from Sunday's quake in Indonesia's Lombok islandThe number of confirmed deaths from a strong earthquake that hit the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday has risen to 259 and would rise as more victims are found in the rubble, the disaster mitigation agency said. This number will continue increasing as rescue teams continue to find victims under collapsed buildings,” the agency said in a statement on Thursday.



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1,200 tourists being evacuated from Indonesia quake islands: disaster agency

1,200 tourists being evacuated from Indonesia quake islands: disaster agencyMore than one thousand tourists were being evacuated from Indonesia’s tiny Gili islands on Monday after a powerful quake struck neighbouring Lombok, killing 91 people and injuring hundreds. The Gilis are three coral-fringed tropical islands popular with backpackers and divers, a few kilometres off the northwest coast of the larger Lombok island. Footage posted online by rescue officials showed hundreds of panicked tourists and locals crowded onto powder-white beaches desperately waiting for transport off the normally paradise islands.



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Tourists flee Indonesia's Lombok island after quake kills 91

Tourists flee Indonesia's Lombok island after quake kills 91By Kanupriya Kapoor MATARAM, Indonesia (Reuters) – Rescue workers found chaos and destruction across the Indonesian resort island of Lombok on Monday after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake killed at least 91 people and prompted an exodus of tourists rattled by the second powerful quake in a week. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said the death toll was expected to rise as information came in from areas where thousands of buildings collapsed or were badly damaged, especially in the north, the quake’s epicenter. Power and communications were cut in some areas of Lombok, and the military said it was sending in a vessel with medical aid, supplies and logistical support for the island.



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Indonesia quake kills at least 37, injures dozens: official 

Indonesia quake kills at least 37, injures dozens: official A major earthquake on the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok killed at least 37 people and injured dozens, officials said Sunday, damaging homes and triggering panic among tourists and locals. The powerful quake was also felt on the neighbouring island of Bali, one of Indonesia’s most popular attractions, where people ran onto the streets in terror. The shallow seven-magnitude tremor struck just 10 kilometres (six miles) underground, according to the US Geological Survey, followed by further secondary quakes and nearly two dozen aftershocks.



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Indonesia quake kills 82, leaves hundreds wounded

Indonesia quake kills 82, leaves hundreds woundedA powerful quake which struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok has killed 82 people and wounded hundreds, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said early Monday, with thousands of buildings left damaged. The 6.9 magnitude tremor, which triggered panic among tourists and locals on Sunday evening, was also felt on the neighbouring island of Bali, one of Southeast Asia’s leading tourist destinations. Nugroho said an initial tsunami warning which was later cancelled had sparked terror as residents scrambled to reach safer ground.



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Powerful quake kills 82 on Indonesia's Lombok island, thousands flee homes

Powerful quake kills 82 on Indonesia's Lombok island, thousands flee homesBy Nyimas Laula DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) – At least 82 people were killed when Indonesia’s resort island of Lombok was hit by a powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Sunday, triggering widespread panic as thousands fled their homes for emergency shelters as buildings collapsed. Singapore Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam, who was on the 10th floor of a hotel in the Lombok town of Mataram at the time of the quake, wrote on Facebook that his room shook violently and walls cracked. Most of the victims were killed by falling rubble in northern and western parts of Lombok.



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Tsunami Warning Lifted for Indonesia Quake, But Officials Fear Casualties

Tsunami Warning Lifted for Indonesia Quake, But Officials Fear CasualtiesBoth tourists and locals report extreme panic.



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Quake hits Indonesia's Lombok island; tsunami possible

Quake hits Indonesia's Lombok island; tsunami possibleJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake struck Indonesia's popular tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, triggering a tsunami warning, one week after another quake in the same area killed more than a dozen people.



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