Multiple quakes rock Indonesia's Lombok island, 10 dead

Multiple quakes rock Indonesia's Lombok island, 10 deadAt least 10 people are dead after a string of powerful quakes rocked the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, authorities said Monday, in a fresh blow just weeks after earlier tremors left hundreds dead and thousands more homeless. The latest quakes struck Sunday, with the first measuring 6.3 shortly before midday. It triggered landslides and sent people fleeing for cover as parts of Lombok suffered blackouts.


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New earthquake on Indonesian island Lombok triggers landslides

New earthquake on Indonesian island Lombok triggers landslidesA strong earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok Sunday, triggering landslides, damaging buildings and sending people fleeing just two weeks after a tremor killed more than 480 people there. The 6.3-magnitude quake, centred in East Lombok, struck at a relatively shallow depth of seven kilometres (four miles) and was felt across the island, officials said. It was the third major quake in less than a month to rock the island, after deadly tremors on July 29 and August 5 and numerous aftershocks. “The earthquake caused people to panic and flee their houses,” national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told Metro TV. “There have been no reports of death or (serious) damage but people are traumatised.” At least one person suffered minor injuries while two more fainted from shock, he added. Deadly earthquake strikes Indonesia’s Lombok, in pictures Landslides were reported in a national park on Mount Rinjani where hundreds of hikers had been briefly trapped after the quake in late July. The park has been closed since then. Local disaster mitigation agency spokesman Agung Pramuja said several houses and other structures in the district of Sembalun, on the slopes of Mount Rinjani, collapsed on Sunday after being damaged by the previous two quakes. The structures included checkpoints once used by trekkers climbing the mountain, Pramuja said, adding that the exact number of damaged buildings was still being checked. Residents said the latest earthquake was felt strongly in East Lombok. “I was driving to deliver aid to evacuees when suddenly the electricity pole was swaying. I realised it was an earthquake. “People started to scream and cry. They all ran to the street,” East Lombok resident Agus Salim told AFP. The tremor was also felt in the island’s capital Mataram and on the neighbouring resort island of Bali.


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Stern of US WW II destroyer discovered near remote Alaskan island: Survivor recounts harrowing day

  1. Stern of US WW II destroyer discovered near remote Alaskan island: Survivor recounts harrowing day  Fox News
  2. Hunk of Destroyed WWII Battleship Discovered off the Coast of Alaska  Live Science
  3. Stern of World War II US destroyer discovered off remote Alaskan island (Update)  Phys.Org
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Stern of World War II US destroyer discovered off remote Alaskan island

In the midst of World War II on August 18, 1943, the USS Abner Read struck what was presumed to be a Japanese mine in the Bering Sea. The catastrophic blast took the lives of 71 American sailors. For their families, the final resting place of loved ones lost remained unknown. Until now. On July 16, 2018, a team of researchers using robotics technology discovered the sunken stern of the World War II destroyer — solving a 75-year-old mystery.
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