Hundreds stranded on volcano after Indonesian quake

Hundreds stranded on volcano after Indonesian quake

Dozens of aftershocks rippled through the area leading to falling debris and toppled concrete, which the country's disaster agency said caused most of the fatalities. The quake has also killed at least ten people and injured at least about 40 people.

A Malaysian tourist who was on a hiking trip to Mount Rinjani was among those killed.

Hundreds of other hikers managed to get off the mountain on Sunday, according to officials.

The US Embassy in Jakarta tweeted that hiking at Mt Rinjani had been suspended due to landslides and that Bali airport was operating as normal.

"The quake killed at least 10 people, some 40 people are injured and dozens of houses were damaged", said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency.

The Indonesian military said on Monday that it has deployed 142 soldiers to support rescue efforts, with the Kopassus special forces troops tasked with evacuating those trapped on Mount Rinjani.

Over a hundred of subsequent tremors were recorded, with the largest aftershock recorded at 5.7 magnitude, Indonesia's Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysics Agency said.

A magnitude 6.4 quake struck on Sunday devastating the island of Lombok, terrifying residents and tourists alike.

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Speaking to CNN, the owner of a hotel in West Lombok said Sunday's quake was the strongest he had experienced on the island.

Anci, a villager from near the quake's epicenter, told the Associated Press that he and his family spent the night in a makeshift tent, anxious aftershocks could cause more buildings to collapse.

The shallowness of the natural disaster added to the damage it caused, with officials reporting 280 aftershocks.

At 5:47 a.m., the natural disaster rocked the nation's central islands with a shallow depth of 4.6 miles, according to the United States Geological Survey.

More than 500 hikers are stranded on an Indonesian mountain popular with tourists after a powerful quake caused a landslide.

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

Indonesia is located on the geologically active Pacific Ring of Fire and regularly experiences earthquakes and volcanic activity.

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