Third strong earthquake shakes Lombok as death toll tops 300

Dozens killed in Indonesia earthquake

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Lombok was hit by another natural disaster on Thursday, the third in a little over a week, causing panic, injuries and damage to buildings.

Another major natural disaster hit the tourist island of Lombok in Indonesia, days after a massive magnitude-6.9 quake on Sunday evening killed more than 300 people.

Houses damaged by an quake are seen in North Lombok, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018.

Across much of the island, a popular tourist destination, once-bustling villages have been turned into virtual ghost towns.

The death toll from a powerful quake that struck the Indonesian island of Lombok is climbing, and could reach 400, according to an independent Indonesian news service. It said it didn't have the potential to cause a tsunami.

An aftershock measuring magnitude 5.9 on Thursday caused panic, more damage and more than two dozen injuries.

The Indonesian Red Cross said it was focusing its relief efforts on about 20,000 people in remote areas in the north of the island where aid still has not reached.

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Almost 68,000 homes were damaged or destroyed in Sunday's quake and 270,000 people are homeless or otherwise displaced, according to the disaster agency's latest update.

Indonesia's chief security minister had earlier said 319 people had died, while local media have reported figures as high as 347.

Almost a week since the 7.0 quake, Lombok is still reeling but glimmers of normality were returning for some and devout villagers are making plans for temporary replacements of mosques that were flattened.

There are fears that a humanitarian crisis is looming as thousands are in desperate need of clean water, food, medicine and shelter. Aftershocks were still being felt on Tuesday, and 113 people have lost their lives, with 236 injured and thousands of others made homeless.

Evacuees in some encampments say they are running out of food, while others are suffering psychological trauma after the powerful quake, which struck just one week after another tremor surged through the island and killed 17.

"Falling rubble instantly paralyzed Mary Andoni from the waist down when Indonesia was shaken by one of its deadliest earthquakes in years".

Emergency personnel raced to evacuate tourists from the three small islands, famous for their white sandy beaches and clear waters, which are near the epicenter of the quake on Lombok.

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