Hundreds trapped on Mount Rinjani after Lombok earthquake

Indonesian soldiers and rescue team members prepare to evacuate tourists from Mount Rinjani in the background at Sembalun in East Lombok Indonesia on Monday. A strong and shallow earthquake early Sunday killed at least 16 people

Indonesian soldiers and rescue team members prepare to evacuate tourists from Mount Rinjani in the background at Sembalun in East Lombok Indonesia on Monday. A strong and shallow earthquake early Sunday killed at least 16 people

The quake has also killed at least ten people and injured at least about 40 people.

Malaysian Siti Nur Ismawida, 30, died after she was buried under the rubble of a guest-house she was staying at on Mount Rinjani, officials said on Monday.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: 'Embassy officials are in close contact with Indonesian authorities about the search and rescue operation on Mount Rinjani.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the disaster mitigation agency spokesman, posted on Twitter pictures of houses with collapsed roofs and walls.

More than 38,000 people remained under evacuation orders on Sunday in and around the city of Redding, about 257 km north of the state capital Sacramento. Most of the people were still waiting outside their houses in fear of aftershocks, Metro TV said.

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Trekkers typically take two days and a night to get to the crater rim of Rinjani and back down again, the national park says on its website.

The quake hit early in the morning when many people were still sleeping.

A magnitude-6.4 quake is considered strong and capable of causing severe damage.

The island is about 140 miles east of Bali, and the natural disaster was not far from Mount Rinjani, a volcano.

Fathurrahman said many injured people who were treated outside a damaged clinic were evacuated to the main hospital farther away after more ambulances reached the devastated location in East Lombok's Sembalun village.

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The quake also dislodged tonnes of rock and mud on Mount Rinjani, leaving people with no easy way down.

Lombok, directly east of Bali, is a popular tourist destination noted for its beaches, surfing, and hiking.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit about 11:47 Mountain Standard Time with its epicenter located 80 miles northeast of Mataram on the island of Lombok.

Indonesia's geophysics and meteorology agency said that at least 11 aftershocks were recorded after the quake.

The Indonesian archipelago where Lombok and Bali are located is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area of intense seismic and volcanic activity. In 2004, a 9.1-magnitude natural disaster near Sumatra prompted a tsunami and led to more than 230,000 deaths.

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