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Another Powerful Quake Hits Lombok and Bali; No Tsunami Warning

Another Powerful Quake Hits Lombok and Bali; No Tsunami Warning

A man inspects the ruins of houses at a village affected by Sunday's natural disaster in Kayangan, Lombok Island, Indonesia.

But the spokesman for Indonesia's national disaster agency, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said some areas in the north had still not received any aid.

The USGS said the latest quake had a magnitude of 5.9 - there are reports it brought down some buildings.

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

No further information was available at the time of writing.

"Our latest update is that 319 people died", said Indonesia's chief security minister Wiranto, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, adding that rescue efforts were ongoing and complicated by aftershocks.

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The governor of the province that includes Lombok where the quake was centered, the military, the national search and rescue agency and regent of North Lombok issued different death tolls that ranged from 226 to 381.

Villagers and relatives prayed outside a tent where the girl's body lay inside covered in a white cloth.

'She was praying when the quake happened, ' said her uncle Tarna, who gave a single name. "She was trying to get out, but she got hit by a wall and fell down".

Thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed in Sunday's quake and more than 150,000 people are homeless. "I don't think people will choose Lombok anymore this summer".

Tens of thousands of homes, businesses and mosques were levelled by the quake, which struck on Sunday as evening prayers were being said across the Muslim-majority island.

Indonesia is prone to earthquakes as it is situated in the "Ring of Fire", an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where many tremors and volcanic eruptions occur. In December 2004, a massive magnitude 9.1 quake off Sumatra triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries. "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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