JAKARTA, Indonesia (AA) - The death toll from
According to a statement by Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster management agency, another 543 aftershocks occurred after the earthquake.
The economic loses in the region is estimated to be over 5 trillion Indonesian
On Saturday, Nugroho said that nearly 14,000 people were also injured in the earthquake, while more than 387,000 people were evacuated to safe areas.
A total of 67,875 houses, 468 schools, 6 bridges, 3 hospitals, 10 clinics, 15 mosques, 50 prayer rooms and 20 office buildings were damaged.
The search and rescue operations are ongoing in the region.
On Aug. 5, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake jolted
The earthquake was centered northeast of the city of Mataram on Lombok island -- a popular tourist destination -- 15 kilometers under the surface, said the Agency for Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics.
Reporting by Mahmut Atanur: Writing by Meryem Goktas