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JAKARTA, Indonesia | Death toll from quake that hit Indonesian island passes 430

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The death toll from the earthquake that rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok a week ago has passed 430 and the government is estimating economic losses will exceed several hundred million dollars. The national disaster agency said Monday the Aug. 5 quake killed 436 people, most of whom died in collapsing buildings. … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Death toll from quake that hit Indonesian island passes 430

TANJUNG, Indonesia | Indonesian island lifted 10 inches by deadly quake

TANJUNG, Indonesia  — Scientists say the powerful Indonesian earthquake that killed more than 300 people lifted the island it struck by as much as 25 centimeters (10 inches). Using satellite images of Lombok from the days following the Aug. 5 quake, scientists from NASA and the California Institute of Technology’s joint rapid imaging project measured … Continue reading TANJUNG, Indonesia | Indonesian island lifted 10 inches by deadly quake

MATARAM, Indonesia | After Indonesia quake, a new worry: deadly aftershocks

MATARAM, Indonesia  — After a deadly earthquake devastated the Indonesian island of Lombok last weekend, Husni Handayani thought the worst was over. The powerful quake claimed hundreds of lives, wounded thousands more and displaced over 270,000 people. But it left her own home in the provincial capital, Mataram, still standing and nobody in her family … Continue reading MATARAM, Indonesia | After Indonesia quake, a new worry: deadly aftershocks

TANJUNG, Indonesia | Third strong earthquake shakes Lombok as death toll tops 220

TANJUNG, Indonesia  — The Indonesian island of Lombok was shaken by a third big earthquake in little more than a week Thursday as an official said the death toll from an earlier quake had topped 220. The strong aftershock, measured at magnitude 5.9 by the U.S. Geological Survey, caused panic and damage. It was centered … Continue reading TANJUNG, Indonesia | Third strong earthquake shakes Lombok as death toll tops 220

BANGSAL, Indonesia | The Latest: Rescue agency says Lombok quake deaths over 220

BANGSAL, Indonesia — The Latest on the Indonesian earthquake (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Nyoman Sidekarya, chief of the provincial search and rescue agency that covers the Indonesian island of Lombok, tells The Associated Press that the death toll from the earthquake that hit the island on Sunday is now 227. Several agencies have been … Continue reading BANGSAL, Indonesia | The Latest: Rescue agency says Lombok quake deaths over 220

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHERE OHIO AND KANSAS RACES STAND Two high-stakes elections — one for a House seat in Ohio, the other for Kansas’ governor — are too close to call, though Trump claimed victory for Ohio Republican Troy Balderson. … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

BANGSAL, Indonesia | Food, aid reaching quake-stricken parts of Indonesian island

BANGSAL, Indonesia — Aid began reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after an earthquake that killed at least 131 people as rescuers Wednesday doubled down on efforts to find those buried in the rubble. Volunteers and rescue personnel were erecting more temporary shelters for the tens of thousands left homeless on Lombok by … Continue reading BANGSAL, Indonesia | Food, aid reaching quake-stricken parts of Indonesian island

TANJUNG, Indonesia | Indonesia struggles to recover quake’s dead, help the living

TANJUNG, Indonesia  — The rescue team had done everything it could to locate the body of the man, who had been killed instantly when a massive earthquake collapsed his home Sunday night on the Indonesian island of Lombok. They used hacksaws to cut a square into concrete wall. They used crowbars and dogs and a … Continue reading TANJUNG, Indonesia | Indonesia struggles to recover quake’s dead, help the living