Just a week after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Lombok, Indonesia, another even stronger earthquake rocked the popular island. At least 82 people are dead following the 6.9-magnitude earthquake on Sunday, the Indonesian Red Cross Society confirmed to CNN. And you can find out how to help Lombok, Indonesia earthquake victims as well as the hundreds who have already been taken to local hospitals.
News of the earthquake has spread across the world. Singaporean Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam posted on Facebook about his experience during the quake, as he was on the island at the time attending a conference. He was in his 10th-floor hotel room in Mataram when the quake started. "Suddenly the room shook violently, walls cracked, it was quite impossible to stand up. Heard screams. Came out, and made my way down a staircase, while building was still shaking," Shanmugam wrote, before adding more description of the destruction. "Power went out for a while. Lots of cracks, fallen doors."
Shanmugam wrote that his delegation attending the conference was safe, but other hotel guests were not as lucky. (He did not elaborate.)