The Latest: 14 dead, 162 injured in Indonesia quake

In this image made from video released by Indonesia's Disaster Mitigation Agency, a man inspects the damage caused by an early morning earthquake on the island of Lombok, Indonesia, Sunday, July 29, 2018. A shallow magnitude 6.4 earthquake early Sunday killed a number people and injured dozens on Indonesia's Lombok Island, a popular tourist destination next to Bali. (Indonesia's Disaster Mitigation Agency via AP)
Medical officers take care of earthquake victims at Sembalun village in East Lombok, Indonesia, Sunday, July 29, 2018. A shallow, magnitude 6.4 earthquake early Sunday killed at least 10 people and injured 40 on Indonesia's Lombok Island, a popular tourist destination next to Bali, officials said. (AP Photo/Rosidin)

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The Latest on a strong earthquake on Indonesia's Lombok island (all times local):

4:30 p.m.

The death toll from a strong earthquake that struck Indonesia's popular tourist island of Lombok has risen to 14, with more than 160 injured.

The quake damaged more than 1,000 houses and was felt in nearby Bali, where no damage or casualties were reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 6.4 quake struck at a depth of 7 kilometers (4.4 miles).

An official from Indonesia's Disaster Mitigation Agency says East Lombok district was the hardest hit with 10 deaths, including a Malaysian tourist. He says the number of casualties could increase as data was still being collected from other locations on the island.

He says at least 162 people were injured, including 67 hospitalized with serious injuries.

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10:20 a.m.

A spokesman for Indonesia's Disaster Mitigation Agency says the death toll from a shallow, magnitude 6.4 earthquake on Lombok Island has increased to 10 with 40 injured.

The spokesman, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, says the number of casualties could increase further as data is still being collected from other locations on the popular tourist island, which sits next to Bali.

He says East Lombok district is the hardest hit in the earthquake with eight deaths, including a Malaysian national.

He says the quake has triggered a large landslide from Mount Rinjani. Authorities are still monitoring its impact.

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8:50 a.m.

Indonesia's disaster response agency says at least three people have been killed in a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that struck Lombok Island early Sunday.

The island is not far from the tourist destination of Bali, but no damage or casualties have been reported there.

Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho says the three fatalities were caused by falling slabs of concrete. He says several people have been injured.

Photos released by the agency show damaged houses as well as the entrance of the popular Mount Rinjani National Park.

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6:30 a.m.

A strong earthquake has struck Indonesia's Lombok island, which is not far from the tourist destination of Bali.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 6.4 and its epicenter was 1.4 kilometers (0.8 miles) southwest of Lelongken, Indonesia. It had a depth of 7 kilometers (4.4 miles).

Authorities issued a yellow alert, which suggested that some casualties are a possibility.

Indonesia is prone to earthquakes due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin. In December 2004, a massive magnitude-9.1 earthquake off Sumatra triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries.

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