Lombok quake: Powerful tremors rock Indonesia days after 347 die

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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.

"People in the street began to panic and got out of their cars, they ran in different directions in the middle of the traffic".

Thursday's quake could be felt on Bali, another popular Indonesian resort island west of Lombok.

While exchanging messages on Facebook about the natural disaster, many Indonesian speakers used the word "selamat", which has several meanings including "safe", "unhurt" or "congratulations" depending on the context.

The government says more than 1400 people were injured and more than 156,000 displaced.

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

Buildings still standing on the island have been weakened after Sunday's 7.0 quake that killed at least 131 people and a 6.4 quake on July 29 that killed 16.

A humanitarian crisis is also looming in Lombok, where thousands have been left homeless and in desperate need of clean water, food, medicine and shelter.

Almost 1500 people have been hospitalised with serious injuries from Sunday's quake and more than 156,000 have been displaced due to the extensive damage to thousands of homes.

He has said several times that the number of deaths will increase.

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It was not immediately clear whether the latest tremor was a new quake or the strongest of the hundreds of aftershocks to hit since Sunday.

The Indonesian Red Cross said it had set up 10 mobile clinics in the north of the island.

Most people live in basic housing in small communities. "I do hope the government can help", she said.

A green and yellow dome rested on the pile of rubble, the only part of the structure still intact.

Kurniawan Eko Wibowo, a doctor at the field hospital, said most patients had broken bones and head injuries.

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

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