Powerful Aftershock Shakes Survivors of Indonesia Quake

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Witnesses have reported buildings collapsing in the latest series of tremors to hit the island - following Sunday's fatal quake in Lombok.

Dramatic video tweeted by authorities showed hundreds of people, many believed to be foreign vacationers, crammed onto a beach on the island of Gili Trawangan as evacuation measures got underway. As a result of the seismic activity in the region, it is estimated that more than 1,400 are seriously injured and 270,000 are displaced. While other government agencies have reported the death toll to have risen to 347, the national disaster agency has stood by its toll of 131.

The death toll from a powerful quake on the Indonesian island of Lombok rose to 105 on Tuesday as rescuers clawed through the rubble of homes, schools and mosques for survivors and evacuees faced another night in the open.

"We hope this disaster will pass soon, so people can recover and resume to their activities", Larry added.

The death toll for the earthquakes is believed to have topped 300, with the latest 5.8 magnitude quake further damaging buildings and causing panic.

Through this appeal, Red Cross volunteers and staff will support approximately 80,000 people in in North Lombok, East Lombok and West Lombok.

The Red Cross called the Sunday incident "exceptionally destructive". Red Cross teams on the ground, who have been giving immediate emergency help since moments after the natural disaster, tell us that in some villages in East and North Lombok, 75 per cent of houses are damaged.

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Villagers and relatives prayed outside a tent where the girl's body lay inside covered in a white cloth.

'She was trying to get out, but she got hit by a wall and fell down.

At a shelter in hard-hit Kayangan, new mother Rusnah, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, said she needed basic supplies for her children.

He said: "People are always saying they need water and tarps". They tended to an elderly woman with an injured face and hips who had been knocked over by her grandson as they scrambled from their house.

The Indonesian archipelago is situated along the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire", an area known for its intense seismic and volcanic activity, which produce about 7,000 earthquakes each year, most of which are of moderate magnitude.

Tens of thousands of people have been left homeless on the island. The president said he could not make the trip due to security reasons.

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