Another strong quake hits Indonesia's Lombok

Death toll jumps to 347 in 6.9 Indonesia earthquake – report

Relief efforts had yet to reach parts of the island even before Thursday's aftershock, Indonesian authorities said, with hopes fading of finding further survivors among the wreckage.

Because of the magnitude of the quake, a number of telecommunication infrastructure in Lombok damaged, but the damage did not affect the network and range of Net1 Indonesia 4G LTE.

Mobile kitchens have started distributing much-needed food and water to thousands of evacuees in the worst-hit areas, he said, after several days' delay due to poor access and communications.

A man inspects the ruin of his house destroyed by an quake in North Lombok, Indonesia, Thursday.

Rescue workers look for survivors of Sunday's quake on the Indonesian island of Lombok.

Like most of Indonesia, Lombok is majority Muslim.

Widodo visited the island after a 6.4 magnitude quake on July 29 killed 17 people and injured dozens more.

The Red Cross has said that incident, which killed at least 131 people, was "exceptionally destructive".

Lombok was hit by another natural disaster on Thursday, the third in a little over a week, causing panic, injuries and damage to buildings.

Villagers and relatives prayed outside a tent where the girl's body lay covered in a white cloth.

"When the quake happened, I took my kid and ran", she said. "Children were running out from the building in panic and she was stepped on by her friends".

Tens of thousands of homes, businesses and mosques were levelled by the quake, which struck on Sunday as evening prayers were being said across the Muslim-majority island.

Motorcycles parked on the street toppled over and the walls of some nearby buildings collapsed.

He says, "People are always saying they need water and tarps".

A field hospital has also been established near an evacuation centre catering to more than 500 people in the village of Tanjung.

He estimated 75% of houses are damaged in some villages in east and north Lombok. "It's hard to get used to", he said.

"We need diapers, we lack everything, I'm afraid my baby would get sick", she added.

People in Bali, an island 93 miles from Lombok, also reported feeling the quake.

Lying on the fault lines in the Pacific Basin, Indonesia is a hotspot for earthquakes.



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