1 / 3 Climbers raised the national flag at the edge of Mount Rinjani
's Segara Anak crater.
Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesperson of the National Agency for Disaster Management, said the Malaysian victims were caught in a landslide with 36 others at the Tiu Kelep waterfall near Mount Rinjani
, reports Efe news.
I signed up for a trek to Mount Rinjani
just before my trip around Lombok concluded.
USGS estimated the depth of the latest tremor at 7.9 km (4.9 miles) and said the epicentre was on the north-eastern shoulder of the island at the foot of Mount Rinjani
. There was no tsunami warning, and authorities were still awaiting word on casualties.
The magnitude 7 earthquake, centered in the slope of Mount Rinjani
, hit the islands of Lombok and Bali at around 6.46 pm local time (4.16 am EDT) Sunday, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.
They were among 500 hikers trapped on volcano Mount Rinjani
after bridges collapsed.
Watawa Nataf Zulkifli, a Malaysian hiker who was safely rescued from Lombok, Indonesia, said it was a miracle that his group escaped from Mount Rinjani
Currently, a rescue operation is underway to save those trapped tourists in landslides on Mount Rinjani
, an active volcano on the Lombok island.
More than 600 stranded hikers have been successfully rescued from Mount Rinjani
on Indonesia's Lombok Island, two days after a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the popular tourist destination, CNN reports.
The magnitude 6.4 earthquake early Sunday killed 16 people, including an Indonesian student who was among the Mount Rinjani
At least 162 people were injured, including 67 taken to hospital with serious injuries, Mr Nugroho said The quake caused blackouts in East Lombok and North Lombok districts and triggered a large landslide from Mount Rinjani
. Rescuers were evacuating more than 800 tourists from the mountain.
The quake may have also impacted Mount Rinjani
national park, a popular trekking destination.