Indonesia's Lombok hit by another strong quake

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'The corpses are starting to smell and we believe some people buried are still alive - that's why it's a critical time, ' Nugroho said.

An inter-agency meeting will be held Thursday to compare information, Mr Nugroho said.

Local authorities, global relief groups and the central government have begun organising aid, but shattered roads have slowed efforts to reach survivors in the mountainous north and east of Lombok, which bore the brunt of the quake.

Spokesman Arifin Hadi says the tens of thousands people left homeless by Sunday's magnitude 7.0 quake need clean water and tarpaulins most of all.

A 7.0 magnitude quake off the Indonesian island of Lombok killed at least 142 people and injured hundreds more on Sunday, August 5.

The military said it sent five planes carrying food, medicine, blankets, field tents and water tankers. We are all frustrated to live like this - in a tent without certainty.

Most people live in basic housing in small communities. We're all relying on the government to help.

Almost 1,500 people have been hospitalized with serious injuries and more than 156,000 have been displaced due to the extensive damage to thousands of homes.

A woman's body was recovered from the rubble of a collapsed mosque on Wednesday morning in Bangsal district in the north of the island.

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

"We are still waiting for assessments from some of the more remote areas in the north of the island, but it is already clear that Sunday's natural disaster was exceptionally destructive", Mr Rassi said.

Hotels and other buildings in both locations are not allowed to exceed the height of coconut trees.

Indonesia is prone to earthquakes because of its location on the "Ring of Fire", an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin. 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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