Second Earthquake hits Indonesia

On Sunday, 5 August 2018, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck Lombok island, off the coast of Indonesia.

This was more powerful than the earthquake that affected the same areas a week earlier and the impact is far larger too.

So far, 91 fatalities have been reported and 200 people have been reported injured. These numbers are expected to increase.

Houses have collapsed, and power and communication lines are down.

Search and rescue teams are looking for survivors that may be buried under rubble.

Islamic Relief is on the ground responding to this emergency. Disaster response efforts are being coordinated by Islamic Relief Indonesia that has appealed for essential items such as food, water, emergency shelters, blankets and mosquito nets.

Julie Alli speaks to Nanang Dirja, Islamic Relief’s Indonesia Country director