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Powerful quake rocks Indonesia's Lombok island, 39 dead

06 August 2018

At least 82 people were killed when Indonesia's resort island of Lombok was hit by a powerful magnitude 7.0 natural disaster on Sunday, triggering widespread panic as thousands fled their homes for emergency shelters as buildings collapsed.

Strong aftershocks ranging from 5.4- to 4.3-magnitude followed the main quake, the USGS said. Measuring at magnitude 6.9, with aftershocks reported at 4.9 and 5.6, the tremblor caused residents and tourists to flee their homes and hotels.

Lombok was hit by another powerful 6.4 quake a week earlier on July 29, killing 17 people and injuring hundreds of people.

National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the toll had risen 82 with hundreds others were injured.

Thousands of houses were damaged, and most of the dead victims were hit by collapsed houses, Nugroho said. Many buildings had been affected, debris is littering the streets and the power is out in many parts of the main city Mataram.

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Pictures showed patients lying on their beds outside the clinic while doctors in blue scrubs attended to them.

The Minister, who is attending a security conference in Mataram, Lombok, described the situation in an update on Monday.

"It was quite impossible to stand up".

Officials issued a tsunami warning, which was later cancelled.

"Please go to a place with higher ground, while remaining calm and not panicking", Dwikorita Karnawati, head of the agency for meteorology, climatology and geophysics, told local TV.

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Christian Avant was on the fifth floor of a Bali hotel when the magnitude 7.0 quake struck the neighbouring island of Lombok.

People could be heard screaming as locals and tourists ran onto the road.

Teresa said she had "never felt anything so strong before" as she stayed in a treehouse which was "shaking violently" with her husband and two young children. "The first one was the bigger one", he told AFP. He said the agency was still collecting data on the injured.

On Sunday, Mr Shanmugam in a Facebook post said he was in his hotel room when he felt the effects of the quake which shook the building and cracked the walls.

In 2004, a tsunami triggered by a magnitude 9.3 undersea natural disaster off the coast of Sumatra in western Indonesia killed 220,000 people in countries around the Indian Ocean, including 168,000 in Indonesia.

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It triggered landslides that briefly trapped trekkers on popular mountain hiking routes.

Powerful quake rocks Indonesia's Lombok island, 39 dead