New quake strikes Lombok island

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Indonesia's disaster agency says the death toll from the quake that shook Lombok island Sunday evening has risen to 131.

This video shows hundreds of people being evacuated from the Gili Islands, an archipelago near northwest Lombok, on Monday, August 6, after the quake.

"Evacuees and people ran out of houses when they felt the strong shake of the 6.2 magnitude quake".

Facebook apologized for animated balloons and confetti appearing when Indonesian speakers posted messages about Sunday's deadly natural disaster on Indonesia's Lombok Island.

As the aid effort stepped up, volunteers and rescue personnel erected more temporary shelters for the tens of thousands left homeless on Lombok by the magnitude 7.0 quake.

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According to Indonesia's meteorological agency, Thursday's quake struck at a depth of 12.5 miles, originating several miles northwest of Lombok.

A Reuters witness said the latest quake sent people into the streets in panic and caused buildings to collapse.

A disaster agency spokesman, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, stood by their lower figure, claiming the higher numbers reported by Antara and other sources need to be officially verified.

Indonesian authorities are appealing for food, clean water and medical help for the more than 156,000 people forced from their homes and 1,477 severely injured and in need of medical care.

The Indonesian Red Cross said it's focusing its relief efforts on an estimated 20,000 people in remote areas in the island's north where aid still has not reached. The agency says it is has not verified these other figures but expects the toll to climb.

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Almost 1,500 people are in hospital with serious injuries and more than 156,000 have been displaced due to the extensive damage to thousands of homes.

The Indonesian military said that three Hercules transporter planes packed with food, medication, blankets, tents and water tanks had arrived in Lombok.

He also said they're continuing to look for people with untreated injuries.

A July 29 quake on Lombok killed 16 people.

Indonesia, which sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, is regularly hit by earthquakes.

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