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Lombok-Bali ferry services resume after 7-magnitude earthquake, blackout

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 6, 2018   /   11:30 am
Lombok-Bali ferry services resume after 7-magnitude earthquake, blackout A man looks at a damaged house in West Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, after a 7-magnitude earthquake struck the region on Aug. 5. (Antara/Ahmad Subaidi)

Ferry services from Bali to Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara resumed operations on Monday after being halted on Sunday evening following a 7-magnitude earthquake on Lombok Island.

“The electricity is back up and we have started our activities. Both passengers and vehicles have started to board our ferries,” state-owned ferry operator PT ASDP Indonesia Ferry’s corporate secretary Emelda Alini said on Monday as reported by kontan.co.id.

Sunday evening’s earthquake had triggered a blackout on the island until about 10.30 p.m., prompting the company to stop its ferry services and other activities at Lembar and Kayangan Port.

Neither port was damaged in the earthquake, which has killed 82 people and injured hundreds others.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) issued a tsunami warning immediate after the earthquake, which was later lifted.  

The earthquake struck Lombok at 6:46 p.m. local time, with an epicenter located 18 kilometers south-west of East Lombok.

ASDP operates four ferries from both Lembar and Kayangan Port. (bbn)