On 29 July 2018, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the north coast of Lombok Island. One week later on 5 August 2018, the island was hit by a second earthquake.
On the morning of 29 July 2018, an earthquake, which measured 6.4 on the Richter scale, struck off the north coast of Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia. A week later, a 7 magnitude earthquake occurred on the morning of 5 August 2018, followed by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake on the night of 19 August 2018.
The shallow depth and high magnitude of the earthquakes caused serious damages in buildings, killing hundreds, injuring thousands and displacing over 400,000 from their homes.
World Vision’s trusted local partner Wahana Visi Indonesia was on the ground shortly after the first earthquake and stayed for close to two years to help communities cope, recover and rebuild. This was what we achieved together in the first year:
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