Indonesia: Is­land hit by quake raised by 25 cm

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - - NATION -

TANJUNG : Sci­en­tists say the pow­er­ful In­done­sian earth­quake that killed nearly 400 peo­ple lifted the is­land it struck by as much as 25 cen­time­tres. The Na­tional Dis­as­ter Mit­i­ga­tion Agency said on Satur­day that 387 peo­ple died, jump­ing from the 321 it re­ported the pre­vi­ous day, as search and res­cue teams con­tin­ued to sift through the rub­ble and peo­ple al­ready buried by rel­a­tives are ac­counted for. Us­ing satel­lite images of Lom­bok from the days fol­low­ing the Au­gust 5 quake, sci­en­tists from NASA and the Cal­i­for­nia In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy’s joint rapid imag­ing project made a ground de­for­ma­tion map and mea­sured changes in the is­land’s sur­face.

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