Lombok quake: Powerful tremors rock Indonesia days after 347 die

Dozens killed in Indonesia earthquake

An aerial view of the collapsed Jamiul Jamaah mosque where rescue workers and soldiers search for quake victims in Pemenang, North Lombok, Indonesia on August 8, 2018.

Facebook apologised on Wednesday after users posting about a deadly quake in Indonesia on the social media platform saw their messages decorated with images of balloons and confetti.

FACEBOOK says it "regrets" an algorithm blunder that caused balloons and confetti to appear over posts about the deadly natural disaster in Indonesia this month.

But Thursday's quake destroyed his house, which completely collapsed, he said. An interagency meeting will be held Thursday to compare information, Nugroho said. Buildings still standing on the island have been weakened after Sunday's 7.0 quake.

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

Thursday's aftershock, rated at 6.2 by local authorities and 5.9 by the U.S. Geological Survey, buried four people in northern Lombok, Sutopo said.

Rescuers are finding some remote areas hard to reach because bridges and roads have been destroyed by the quake.

"She was praying when the natural disaster happened", said her uncle Tarna, who gave a single name.

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The Indonesian island of Lombok has been hit by a strong tremor, as the search continues for victims of Sunday's natural disaster.

The series of earthquakes in Lombok island has reduced thousands of houses to rubble and most of the deaths were reportedly caused by collapsing buildings.

Oxfam said it was providing clean drinking water and tarpaulin shelters to 5000 survivors, but more than 20,000 estimated have been displaced.

The national disaster agency has stood by the official death toll of 131, despite other government agencies, including the military, reporting much higher figures.

Aftershocks were still being felt on Tuesday, and 113 people have lost their lives, with 236 injured and thousands of others made homeless.

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

"In some villages we visited the destruction was nearly 100 percent, all houses collapsed, roads are cracked and bridges were broken", said Arifin Muhammad Hadi, a spokesman for the Indonesian Red Cross.

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

The quakes have prompted tourists to flee during what is otherwise the peak season for the island destination famous for its beaches.

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