Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
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Powerful Aftershock Shakes Survivors of Indonesia Quake

Powerful Aftershock Shakes Survivors of Indonesia Quake

Another major quake hit the tourist island of Lombok in Indonesia, days after a massive magnitude-6.9 natural disaster on Sunday evening killed more than 300 people.

A resident shows a photo of missing victims believed to be trapped inside a collapsed building, as rescue workers continue searching after Sunday's quake in Pemenang, North Lombok, Indonesia on August 8, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.

According to Indonesia's geological agency, Thursday's quake had a magnitude of 6.2 and was shallow, striking at a depth of just 12 kilometres.

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.

At least 130 people were killed in the magnitude 6.9 quake that rocked the country Sunday; Greg Palkot reports.

The latest tremor had a magnitude of 5.9 or 6.2, according to monitors. Children were running out from the building in panic and she was stepped on by her friends, ' he said.

Aid had begun trickling into some of the most isolated regions by midday Thursday, officials said, but many displaced people still lack basic supplies.


Another natural disaster has struck the Indonesian island of Lombok as the community battles to recover from Sunday's quake.

Two deaths have been confirmed as the result of the latest tremor, after it brought down an elderly couple's home while they were still inside.

The national disaster agency said there are still some evacuees that have not yet received aid, especially in the north and west of the island.

"I visited villages yesterday that were completely collapsed". At least 40,000 homes were destroyed on Sunday and more than 150,000 people are homeless.

"Falling rubble instantly paralyzed Mary Andoni from the waist down when Indonesia was shaken by one of its deadliest earthquakes in years".

'People are always saying they need water and tarps, ' he said, adding they were also looking for people with untreated injuries. More than 1,000 schools have been damaged, the organization said. "I know stay in the evacuation spot", she said. "Overnight the children are cold, they don't have blankets or proper clothing to keep warm", said Hana Yulia, an emergency response worker from the group now in Lombok.

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