Waterlogged hillsides are dangerous. For those who live on them, or further downhill, they can be life-threatening.
The temblor is the second in a week to cause deaths in Lombok, which draws many tourists. Damage is described as massive, and the fatality count of 98 is expected to rise.
"You have to ask Pele," said one of the evacuees, referring to the volcano goddess of traditional Hawaiian belief, when asked when he might return home.
All victims were on the ground, spending the night in a field after a magnitude 7.2 temblor struck the area. The military chopper was carrying officials surveying damage.
Residents flee into the streets of Mexico City and southern Oaxaca state as the shaking ignites fear among survivors of a 2017 temblor that killed 228 in the capital.
A magnitude 7.9 temblor strikes off an island in the Gulf of Alaska. No injuries are reported, and a tsunami warning is canceled after a few hours.
Activists hope to shut down California’s Diablo Canyon facilities before disaster strikes.
The last body pulled from the wreckage of a school was that of a 58-year-old woman, found Thursday morning.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake had a magnitude of 7.1 and was centered near a town in Puebla state about 76 miles southeast of Mexico City.