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

VIDEOS reveal city in chaos as Lombok crumbles under another earthquake

The Indonesian island of Lombok has been hit by a strong tremor, as the search continues for victims of Sunday's natural disaster.

Local media had earlier reported the death toll at 347, but the national disaster agency says that figure has not been verified.

He has said several times that the number of deaths will increase. "The military has delivered food, water and medicine, but they're still in short supply in some parts of the island".

He said the agency has sent 20 water trucks to five remote areas, including one village of about 1,200 households.

For residents of Lombok and surrounding islands, many saw their homes destroyed, with the collapse of roofs and walls causing the majority of casualties from the quake.

But her story underscores the challenges facing this devastated region: "Four days after the natural disaster killed hundreds of people and displaced 270,000 more, injured survivors in remote areas cut off by landslides and broken bridges are still emerging from the ruined countryside, struggling to reach the doctors they desperately need".

"My house was flattened".

"In some villages we visited the destruction was nearly 100 percent, all houses collapsed, roads are cracked and bridges were broken", said Arifin Muhammad Hadi, a spokesman for the Indonesian Red Cross.

"I don't know how to rebuild on my own".

More news: Sergej Milinkovic-Savic: 'I'm focused on Lazio'

"We lack the infrastructure to perform operations because (they) need to be performed in a sterile place", Wibowo told AFP.

Speaking to The Washington Post by phone en route to a badly-damaged village, he said nearly 80 percent of the buildings and structures, including homes, schools and community facilities, have been destroyed in that area.

Thousands of people have been sleeping in makeshift shelters or out in the open.

The island is a popular holiday spot and thousands of tourists have now left. "Then finally you see on Facebook that they are ok - and then you see balloons", she said.

The latest tremor, the third in over a week, had a magnitude of 6.2, according to Indonesia's geological agency.

Officials said about three-quarters of Lombok's rural north had been without electricity since Sunday, although power had since been restored in most areas before the aftershock.

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.

In December 2004, a massive magnitude 9.1 quake off Sumatra triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries.

Related News:



Most liked

Seahawks remain in tunnel during national anthem
The Giants opened their preseason at home against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, and Big Blue defensive lineman A.J. Before the Eagles-Steelers game, Malcolm Jenkins and De'Vante Bausby raised a fist during the playing of the anthem.

The View Adds Fox News Channel's Abby Huntsman for Season 22
Fox News confirmed to The Hill that this Saturday and Sunday will be Huntsman's final weekend co-hosting "Fox & Friends Weekend". Ambassador to Russian Federation . "You never know what's going to happen, so I get up at 6 a.m. every morning".

Tiger Woods reveals how he really feels ahead of the PGA Championship
Perhaps the lack of preparation will do Woods some good as everyone in the field is faced with the same situation this week. The century degree Fahrenheit temperatures on Monday gave way to thunderstorms on Tuesday and severely disrupting practice.

Jose Mourinho was stopped from signing Chelsea star by club chiefs
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he is "not confident " he will get any new signings before the transfer deadline. The Old Trafford legend told Sky Sports : "Do I think he will leave? He realises that's the measure of greatness".

Wake Forest University basketball coach charged in death of NYC tourist
Jones is set to begin his second season on Danny Manning's Wake Forest staff after joining in the spring of 2017. Szabo's brother said he thought Szabo may have mistaken an SUV for a cab, according to the New York Daily News .

Brad Pitt hits back at ex
Pitt's response said that a status conference that is already scheduled would serve the same objective . Jolie Pitt's attorneys did not immediately reply to an email seeking comment.

New Raptor Kawhi Leonard 'looking forward to next chapter,' thanks Spurs
Leonard demanded a trade this summer away from the only team he has known, after seven mostly brilliant seasons in San Antonio . Leonard gives a shoutout to his teammates "over my seven years in the National Basketball Association ".

Painfully awkward midfield talk doesn't help Cam Newton feud
The conversation continued until Benjamin said something to Newton that had Newton gesturing that he was finished with him. It's apparent that Benjamin harbors much more frustration from the situation than Newton.

Here is when Perseids shower peaks in Oman this month
And if you're intrepid enough to travel to a dark sky park , here are some of the absolute best in the United States. From Aug.11-13, the Perseid meteor shower will send between 60 and 70 meteors shooting across the sky every hour.

China leading the way when it comes to 5G
Another report dubbed China's lead in the 5G race the "China Surge" and noted that China has the potential to lead through 2021. China built around 350,000 new cell sites over this period, compared to fewer than 30,000 for the US .

EmuParadise Removes All Its ROMs and ISOs
For some, EmuParadise was more than a site with a wide assortment of ROMs. But you won't be able to get your games from here for now.

LeBron James For Secretary Of Education Petition Signed By Over 16,000
Meanwhile Betsy DeVos makes it easier for scammers to scam'. "He did a lot, but taxpayers should know it's their investment, too". The school provides job placement services for their parents as well as free college tuition for graduates.

Steve Bruce's Aston Villa get convincing win against Hull
Bruce is confident of keeping Grealish beyond the end of the transfer window but expects to face a fight for his services.

Move over Kalank, Karan Johar just announced Kareena's Takht and it’s huge!
This morning, Karan Johar's grand announcement about his upcoming film, Takht , took the Internet by a storm. So excited to be a part of this historical magnum opus! The flick will hit the theatres in 2020.

Grieving orca still swimming with her dead calf in Northwest
An adult female, J35, was also with the pod, still carrying her dead calf more than two weeks after the newborn died on July 24. The four-year-old female killer whale, known as J50, is emaciated and lethargic, and scientists fear she has only days to live.