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Another strong quake hits Indonesia's Lombok, witnesses say buildings have collapsed

Another strong quake hits Indonesia's Lombok, witnesses say buildings have collapsed

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

However, he said Thursday the "death toll has jumped significantly", without providing further details.

Kan Hyeong-woo has the latest.

JAKARTA, Indonesia-A powerful aftershock sent thousands of residents of the Indonesian island of Lombok running into the streets and toppled buildings already weakened by Sunday's even stronger quake.

Detik.com reported Thursday the magnitude-6.9 quake that occurred Sunday has resulted in the deaths of 281 people, and 1,033 injured, citing government sources in West Nusa Tenggara, a province of Indonesia. It struck northwest of Lombok, which is close to Bali, but the agency said it would not cause a tsunami.

Rescue efforts have intensified to find people buried in rubble following the quake that shook Indonesia's Lombok island.

At least 40,000 homes were destroyed on Sunday and more than 150,000 people are homeless.

Kan Hyeong-woo, Arirang News.

Authorities made announcements over loudspeakers at evacuation sites after Thursday's quake, urging people to remain calm and stay inside tents or find open space if they were inside or near buildings.

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While other government agencies have reported the death toll to have risen to 347, the national disaster agency has stood by its toll of 131.

'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.

It was the third big quake to hit Lombok in little over a week. The disaster agency says the higher figures are unverified.

Thousands of tourists visiting Lombok - as well as the nearby Gili Islands and Bali - have been evacuated or have chosen to leave since the weekend.

"I visited villages yesterday that were completely collapsed", he said.

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

"People are always saying they need water and tarps", he said.

Spokesman Arifin Hadi said people need clean water and tarpaulins most of all.

Indonesia is prone to earthquakes because it lies on the Ring of Fire - the line of frequent quakes and volcanic eruptions that circles virtually the entire Pacific rim.


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