Aftershock rocks Lombok in Indonesia as death toll rises

Gili islands The three tiny islands are located just off the coast of Lombok

Gili islands The three tiny islands are located just off the coast of Lombok

A magnitude 6.2 quake rocked Indonesia's Lombok on Thursday, with witnesses reporting collapsed buildings, the latest in a series of tremors on the tropical tourist island that have killed more than 150 people in the past two weeks.

The latest quake was felt strongly on the island and followed a 7.0 magnitude quake on Sunday that killed at least 131 people.

It said it did not have the potential to cause a tsunami.

This is a developing story.

Nguroho said in statement that the death toll will continue to rise because rescue workers are still finding victims in the ruins of collapsed buildings and some people who are already buried are not yet included in the official toll.

Indonesia's national disaster agency is insisting the death toll from the Lombok quake still stands at 131 after other government agencies including the military gave much higher figures. The strong aftershock, measured at magnitude 5.9 by the U.S. Geological Survey, caused panic and damage.

People ran out onto roads in panic as buildings collapsed in Lombok.

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According to authorities, more than 156,000 people have been displaced and tens of thousands of homes have been destroyed, BBC reports.

"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", said Mr Rassi.

A magnitude-6.2 natural disaster occurred onshore on the northern part of Lombok Island in West Nusa Tenggara on Thursday afternoon (09/08), while the search for victims of Sunday's deadly quake continues.

The Indonesian Red Cross said it had set up 10 mobile clinics in the north of the island.

The military said it sent five planes carrying food, medicine, blankets, field tents and water tankers. "The grandson tried to help the grandmother to get out but he pushed too hard", she said. "I don't think people will choose Lombok anymore this summer".

Indonesia, which sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, is regularly hit by earthquakes. "Our hearts go out to the people affected by the quake".

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