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Damaging earthquake near Gili Islands, Lombok, Indonesia: 24 injured, 3 critical

M 5.2 damaging earthquake hit off the coast of the Gili Islands, Lombok, Indonesia on June 22, 2013.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 12 km NW of Karangsubagan. It was 6.2 miles deep.

According to The Voice Of Russia who has quoted Iwan Maret Asmara, the head of the department for liquidation of consequences of natural calamities of the North Lombok, earthquake has seriously damaged 1,700 houses and more than 25 temples.

At least 24 people have been injured with three of them in critical condition. Seriously injured people are having treatment in a hospital in Tanjung.

Earthquake damage is expected extensive in Kecamatan Gangga, Tanjung and Kecamatan Pemenang districts.

Earthquake relief command post have been set up in Lombok by The Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD).

The Gili Islands are an archipelago of three small islands named Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air located just off the northwest coast of Lombok, Indonesia.

05:42 UTC (local time 2013-06-22 13:42 @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
12 km (7mi) NW of Karangsubagan, Indonesia
30 km (19mi) NNW of Mataram, Indonesia
48 km (30mi) ENE of Karangasem, Indonesia
50 km (31mi) NNW of Praya, Indonesia
1040 km (646mi) ESE of Jakarta, Indonesia

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Original post: Natural Disasters List June 22, 2013


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