New quake strikes Lombok island


"We could see cars shaking back and forth on the street".

A man weeps as he prays during Muslim Friday prayers in North Lombok, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018.

South Korean news agency Yonhap reported 42,239 buildings had either collapsed or been badly damaged, and 156,000 people are without shelter. But her experience underscores the challenges facing this region: Four days after the quake killed hundreds and displaced 270,000 more, injured survivors in remote areas cut off by landslides and broken bridges are still emerging.

It also upended daily religious life, with 15 mosques collapsing and 50 musholla or prayer rooms damaged.

He said victims can be counted several times because of the common practice of people in Indonesia using several names and noted that families of victims are entitled to financial compensation from the government when a death is confirmed. A minority on the island practice Hinduism, a legacy of its historical domination by Hindu Balinese kingdoms.

Almost 75 percent of residential structures have been destroyed in northern Lombok because of poor construction unable to withstand strong tremors, the agency said in a statement.

"I had to borrow money from someone to buy morning glory to be resold here", said Natbudi, one of the market vendors.

The magnitude 7.0 quake came a week after another quake on Lombok killed 16 people.

United States quake monitors said the latest aftershock had a magnitude of 5.9.

An Indonesian girl who was injured in Sunday's earthquake reacts as she is being examined by a paramedic at a makeshift hospital in Kayangan North Lombok
New quake strikes Lombok island

Handayani, who had been almost three months pregnant, said another strong quake had been the last thing she'd expected.

A field hospital in Tanjung, one of the hard-hit districts in north Lombok, was still treating patients Friday because hospitals are damaged or overwhelmed.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the country's National Disaster Mitigation Agency, told the news agency Wednesday that another 1,447 people were injured and more than 165,000 have been displaced. The archipelago is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, a 40,000-kilometer (25,000-mile) area of intense seismic and volcanic activity where most of the world's earthquakes occur. "Our hearts go out to the people affected by the natural disaster".

He estimated 75 per cent of houses are damaged in some villages in east and north Lombok.

Lombok was hit by another natural disaster on Thursday, the third in a little over a week, causing panic, injuries and damage to buildings.

"There are still some evacuees that have not yet been touched by aid, especially in North Lombok and West Lombok", Nugroho tweeted Thursday.

At an orphanage in West Lombok, some 80 children - including a one-year-old - were huddling under two large tents after their dorms were destroyed.

Until Tuesday (8/8), aftershocks still occurred after the quake with a magnitude of 7 hit Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara, on Sunday (5/8).

'She was trying to get out, but she got hit by a wall and fell down.

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