Indonesia's Lombok hit by another strong quake

Indonesia's Lombok hit by another strong quake

Indonesia's Lombok hit by another strong quake

The quake killed more than 100 people in Lombok and injured hundreds of others, leaving thousands of locals homeless and tourists stranded.

"There are still some evacuees that have not yet been touched by aid, especially in North Lombok and West Lombok", Nugroho tweeted Thursday.

Another strong natural disaster with a magnitude of 6.2 has hit Indonesia's Lombok island, causing some buildings to collapse, according to witnesses and the South-East Asian nation's meteorology and geophysics agency. Panicked residents fled into the streets, witnesses said.

Another Indonesian government agency has put the figure at 381, a significant increase from figure of 131 reported on Wednesday.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) recorded the latest quake at 5.9, with a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

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As the aid effort stepped up, volunteers and rescue personnel erected more temporary shelters for the tens of thousands left homeless on Lombok by the magnitude 7.0 quake.

"There have been 355 aftershocks since Sunday", national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

Almost 2,500 people have been taken to hospital with serious injuries and upwards of 156,000 people are displaced due to the extensive damage to homes.

Water - which has been in short supply due to a prolonged dry spell - as well as food and medical supplies have also been distributed from trucks.

The Indonesian military said that three Hercules transporter planes packed with food, medication, blankets, tents and water tanks had arrived in Lombok.

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It's the third big quake to hit Lombok in little over a week.

A green and yellow dome rested on the pile of rubble, the only part of the structure still intact.

Authorities are still searching through the rubble left behind on Lombok Island, still hoping to find survivors.

A field hospital has also been established near an evacuation centre catering to more than 500 people in the village of Tanjung. More than 120,000 Indonesians were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, which led to a total death toll of 226,000 people in 13 countries.

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