Death toll in Lombok quake rises to 37

Mataram, W Nusa Tenggara,  (ANTARA News) - The death toll in a powerful magnitude-7 earthquake which rocked Lombok and Sumbawa Islands in West Nusa Tenggara province on Sunday night rose to 37 as of 01.13 a.m. local time on Monday.

The dead victims consisted of 28 in North Lombok district, three in West Lombok district, one in Central Lombok district, one in East Lombok district and four in Mataram city, Chief of the Emergency and Logistics Section at the West Nusa Tenggara Provincial Disaster Mitigation Agency Agung Pramudja said in a written statement released early Monday.

The quake which rattled the two islands at 06.46 p.m. local time on Sunday was centered 8.3 degrees southern latitude and 116.48 degrees eastern longitude at a depth of 15 kilometers.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) issued a tsunami early warning shortly after the quake and lifted it at 09.25 p.m. local time on Sunday.