In Indonesia more than 500 people were trapped on the mountain because of the earthquake

© AP Photo / Tatan SyuflanaКарета ambulance in Indonesia. Archival photoIn Indonesia more than 500 people were trapped on the mountain because of the earthquake© AP Photo / Tatan Syuflana

More than 500 hikers were trapped on the slopes of mount Rinjani because of the landslides that occurred after the earthquake of a magnitude of 6.4, according to Agence France-Presse with reference to the head of the national Park on the island of Lombok.

«Trapped were 560 people,» he said.

After the earthquake routes for tourists on the hill was closed due to the danger of the formation of new landslides. According to the Agency, in the area of the intended location of the travelers sent a rescue team and helicopters.

The earthquake of a magnitude of 6.4 occurred on the densely populated island of Lombok in Indonesia on Sunday, 6.47 (1.47 MSK) in the vicinity of the volcano Rinjani and close to the popular tourist island of Bali. The earthquake lies close to the surface — at a depth of 7.5 kilometers. According to the Indonesian Agency of meteorology and Geophysics, the earthquake was followed by at least 11 aftershocks. According to the latest data, the earthquake killed 16 people.

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