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Series of quakes rocks Indonesia's Lombok, causing panic

Series of quakes rocks Indonesia's Lombok, causing panic

A series of quakes including a powerful 6.9 magnitude tremor struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said.

At least 37 killed by 7.0 quake in Indonesia's islands

At least 37 killed by 7.0 quake in Indonesia's islands

The powerful quake triggered panic among tourists and residents, and was also felt on the neighbouring holiday island of Bali.

Philippines' Boracay Island closes for six-month clean-up

Philippines' Boracay Island closes for six-month clean-up

A petition was filed at the Supreme Court on Tuesday demanding the island, known for its powdery white-sand beaches and crystal blue waters, stay open.

Philippines to close Boracay island to tourists for 6 months

Philippines to close Boracay island to tourists for 6 months

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the shutdown to start on April 26 for a maximum period of half a year, his spokesman Harry Roque said.

Quake kills at least two on Italian holiday island, tourists flee

Quake kills at least two on Italian holiday island, tourists flee

An earthquake hit the tourist-packed Italian holiday island of Ischia on Monday night, collapsing buildings, killing at least two people and injuring dozens, officials said.

Quake kills two tourists on Greek holiday island

Quake kills two tourists on Greek holiday island

A 6.7-magnitude undersea quake hit the Greek holiday island of Kos and the Turkish resort of Bodrum on Friday, killing two people and injuring hundreds in areas abuzz with nightlife.

Tourists panic as earthquake rattles Bali

Tourists panic as earthquake rattles Bali

Tourists fled their hotels in panic in Bali on Wednesday after the popular Indonesian holiday island was rattled by an early morning earthquake.

Indonesian tourist boat captain held after deadly fire

Indonesian tourist boat captain held after deadly fire

Indonesian police said on Monday they had detained the captain of a tourist boat that burst into flames en route to a holiday island, leaving 23 people dead, amid reports he was the first to jump ship.