Death toll in Indonesia quake rises to 164

Gili islands The three tiny islands are located just off the coast of Lombok

Indonesia's geological agency said the quake Thursday afternoon had a magnitude of 6.2 and was shallow, at a depth of 12 kilometres, centred in the northeast of the island.

Today's quake was the third big trmor to hit Lombok in little more than a week but there were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries.

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

But disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said on Wednesday the information from those sources was incomplete and had not been cross-checked for duplication.

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.

The US Geological Survey has the tremor at a magnitude 5.9.

The death toll from a devastating natural disaster on the Indonesian island of Lombok jumped to 319 Thursday, as strong aftershocks triggered panic among traumatized survivors waiting for aid in the worst-hit regions.

"People are always saying they need water and tarps", Spokesman Arifin Hadi told the AP about the current rescue efforts.

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Many people used the word "selamat" - meaning "to survive" - as they wrote about the magnitude 7.0 quake, which, CBS reports, killed at least 131 people. Aid workers have found some hamlets hard to reach because bridges and roads were torn up by the disaster.

People in Bali, an island 93 miles from Lombok, also reported feeling the quake.

There are fears that two collapsed mosques in north Lombok had been filled with worshippers.

The official death toll from Sunday's quake stands at 131 for Sunday's quake, although some Indonesian officials put the number at 347.

Meanwhile, the evacuation of thousands of tourists from the Gili Islands - three tiny, coral-fringed tropical islands off the northwest coast of Lombok - has finished, officials said.

But Mr Sutopo said some areas in the north had still not received any aid.

But some evacuees have complained of being ignored or experiencing long delays for supplies to arrive at shelters. Tens of thousands are now sleeping out in the open or in the ruins of their homes.

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