Strong Earthquake In Indonesia

Strong Earthquake In Indonesia

PQMD Members Monitoring and Responding

Cracked concrete and damaged houses are pictured in Pemenang in northern Lombok on August 6, 2018, a day after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the area. – (Photo by ADEK BERRY / AFP/Getty Images/

Late Sunday night, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island Lombok. There were 98 deaths and more than 200 injuries reported. Several aftershocks were felt in the region and neighboring islands. A tsunami warning was issued after the initial quake, sending hundreds rushing to higher ground.

Rescue workers are now scrambling to evacuate thousands from the island and surrounding smaller islands and reach those affected. Roads and bridges were destroyed during the quake, hampering rescue and recovery efforts.

PQMD members Direct Relief, World Vision, Heart to Heart International, Project HOPE and Americares are monitoring the situation and preparing their response efforts. Many other PQMD members continue to monitor the situation.

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