Official death toll still 131 in Indonesia quake

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The powerful 6.9-magnitude quake that struck the island of Lombok has left more than 130 people dead and displaced thousands.

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

The quake occurred in North Lombok district at a depth of 12 kilometers, according to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG).

Officials said the quake's epicenter was on land and so there was no risk of a tsunami.

It was the third big quake to hit Lombok in little over a week.

"We are still waiting for assessments from some of the more remote areas in the north of the island, but it is already clear that Sunday's natural disaster was exceptionally destructive", said Mr Rassi.

He said they were also looking for people with untreated injuries.

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An imam continued to pray and lead worshippers while a huge natural disaster tore through the mosque in the Indonesian resort of Bali, eliciting praises from every corner of the internet as the video of the incident went viral on social media. Some villages have collapsed entirely.

Aid begun trickling into some of the most isolated regions, officials said midday Thursday, but many people displaced by the quake still lack basic supplies.

Authorities said all the tourists who wanted to be evacuated from three outlying holiday islands due to power blackouts and damage to hotels had left by boat, some 5,000 people in all.

Muhammad Zainul Majdi, governor of the West Nusa Tenggara region which covers Lombok, said there was a dire need for medical staff, food and medicine in the worst-hit places.

He said: 'People are always saying they need water and tarps'.

But other government agencies are putting out conflicting information that suggests the actual figure could rise to as many as 381, while local media has reported 347 people have been killed.

One aid agency, Yayasan Plan International Indonesia, has warned that thousands of children have been left homeless, forced to sleep in open fields without warm clothing or blankets.

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