Indonesia Earthquake: 14 dead, over 100 injured

A STRONG earthquake has shaken Indonesia’s Lombok Island, killing at least 14 people and injuring over 100.

The 6.4 magnitude quake struck the island next to Bali early on Sunday morning, around 6:47am local time (8:47am AEST).

The US Geological Survey said the quake was shallow, striking at a depth of just seven kilometres which amplified the shake.


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Of the 14 people confirmed dead, it’s understood ten were killed in the East Lombok district, mostly by falling concrete.

There are fears the death toll could still rise with information still being collected.

At the moment, no Australians are believed to have been killed or injured.

The tremor damaged dozens of buildings and was even felt in Bali, although no damage or casualties were reported there.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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