Dozens hurt by strong quake in central Indonesia
JAKARTA: A disaster management official says at least 40 people have been hurt and several buildings damaged by a strong undersea earthquake in central Indonesia.
Rustam Pakaya, the head of the Health Ministry’s crisis centre said Monday at least 20 people were hospitalised after the 6.7-magnitude temblor, many of them with broken bones.
The quake struck at 3:41am local time near a small island chain near the Lombok resort island.
It had a depth of 17.7km and had its epicentre about 15km north-northwest of Sumbawa and 1,335km east of the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. -- AP