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Deadly earthquake strikes Indonesian island of Lombok

At least 14 killed and scores injured after magnitude 6.4 quake in tourist destination At least 14 people were killed and scores injured when a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Lombok, a popular tourist destination, authorities have said. The quake struck at 6.47am local time (2347 BST) and its epicentre was 50km north-east of the city of Mataram, which has a population of 319,000. Tourists near Senggigi, the gateway to the popular Gili Islands resorts, reported strong shocks. We jumped out of our beds to avoid anything…

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Deadly earthquake strikes Indonesian island of Lombok

At least 14 killed and scores injured after magnitude 6.4 earthquake in tourist destination At least 14 people were killed and scores injured when a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Lombok, a popular tourist destination, authorities have said. The quake struck at 6.47 am local time( 2347 BST) and its epicentre was 50 km north-east of the city of Mataram, which has a population of 319,000. Tourists near Senggigi, the gateway to the popular Gili Islands resorts, reported strong shocks. ” We jumped out of our beds…

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Mount Agung: Bali airport closed as volcano alert raised to highest level

People within 10 km told to evacuate as explosive eruptions send ash 4,000 metres into atmosphere Indonesian authorities have raised the alarm for a Bali volcano to the highest level, closed the island’s airport and ordered people within 10 km( six miles) to evacuate. Mount Agung erupted on Saturday evening and three times early Sunday, illuminating its cone with an orange incandescence and sending ash 4,000 metres into the atmosphere. The national committee for disaster management said Bali’s international airport had closed for 24 hours and authorities would consider reopening…

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Bali: Mount Agung volcano monitored after second eruption

Volcano growled into life with a series of eruptions that temporarily disrupted international flights to the sightseer destination A second eruption in less than a few weeks of the Mount Agung volcano in Bali has intensified the watch for a more serious explosion. The volcano rumbled into life with a series of eruptions that temporarily interrupted some international flights to the popular Indonesian island tourist destination. Mount Agung erupted on Saturday evening and three times early Sunday, illuminating its cone with an orange incandescence and sending ash 4,000 metres into…

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Mount Agung: Bali airport closed as volcano alert raised to highest level

People within 10 km told to evacuate as explosive eruptions send ash 4,000 metres into atmosphere Indonesian authorities have raised the alert for a Bali volcano to the highest level, shut the island’s airport and ordered people within 10 km( six miles) to evacuate. Mount Agung erupted on Saturday evening and three times early Sunday, lighting its cone with an orange glow and sending ash 4,000 metres into the atmosphere. The national board for disaster management said Bali’s international airfield had closed for 24 hours and authorities would consider reopening…

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