Indonesia hit with another earthquake, causing buildings to fall

Dozens killed in Indonesia earthquake

Facebook users writing the Indonesian word "selamat"-which roughly translates to "unhurt" or "survive"- when referring to the 7.0-magnitude quake reported seeing confetti and balloons when they were writing messages of sympathy to their friends and family on social media".

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

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.

The latest quake comes after the death toll from Sunday's disaster jumped.

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

"The quake was felt strongly".

Emergency workers are continuing to dig through rubble and are gradually starting to reach more remote areas of the large island.

Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a statement the information from the other government bodies remained unconfirmed.

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Almost 2,500 people have been taken to hospital with serious injuries and upwards of 156,000 people are displaced due to the extensive damage to homes.

A resident shows a photo of missing victims believed to be trapped inside a collapsed building, as rescue workers continue searching after Sunday's quake in Pemenang, North Lombok, Indonesia on August 8, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.

He estimated 75 per cent of houses are damaged in some villages in east and north Lombok.

A field hospital has also been established near an evacuation centre catering to more than 500 people in the village of Tanjung.

Sunday's quake came only days after a slightly smaller one, which killed at least 16 people.

Thousands of tourists visiting Lombok - as well as the nearby Gili Islands and Bali - have been evacuated or have chosen to leave since the weekend. "I don't think people will choose Lombok anymore this summer".

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

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