Volcano In Indonesia



World news: Today, July 31, more than 500 tourists evacuated, which had been blocked on the stratovolcano mount rinjani on the Indonesian island of Lombok.

More than 500 tourists, most of whom are foreigners, were evacuated on Tuesday from a volcano Rinjani on Lombok island in Indonesia, where they were blocked. On it informs Agency France-Presse (AFP), with reference to the representative of the local rescue service.

“543 tourists were evacuated. To their health threatens nothing”, — quotes Agency of his word. It is noted that the search for another six missing in the mountains continues.


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Previously in Mataram city (319 thousands inhabitants) on the island of Lombok earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4. His focus lies at a depth of 7.5 km . According to the Agency Kyodo, more than 800 tourists were trapped on mount near the rinjani volcano, among them 311 Thais and tourists from the United States, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Canada, France, the Netherlands and Singapore. At least 14 people became victims of the disaster, the total number of victims — 162.

In the center of the earthquake was recorded 11 aftershocks with magnitude up to 5.7. Affected thousands of homes, some of them completely destroyed. The authorities urgently halted the rise of tourists on the active volcano mount rinjani, which is the most popular attraction of the island, because of the danger of landslides.