Where Is Lombok And Why Has The Indonesian Island Been Hit By So Many Earthquakes?

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Where Is Lombok And Why Has The Indonesian Island Been Hit By So Many Earthquakes?

A SERIES of earthquakes have wreaked havoc on the island of Lombok, claiming hundreds of lives and flattening whole villages.

But where is the Indonesian holiday destination and why is it so prone to earthquakes? Here’s what we know.

Lombok lies on the Ring of Fire, making it particularly prone to earthquakes

Where is Lombok?

The Indonesian island lies east of Bali and west of Sumbawa, part of the Lesser Sunda island chain.

It measures around 1,700 sq miles and is home to around 3.5million residents.

The provincial capital and largest city on the island is Mataram.

Google Maps Lombok is located east of Bali and west of Sumbawa

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