Woman Rescued From Rubble Of Deadly Quake On Indonesia's Lombok

Hospital patients and relatives wait outside after being evacuated after an earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok island in Mataram

Hospital patients and relatives wait outside after being evacuated after an earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok island in Mataram

BNPB had previously put the number of dead at 105, including two on the western neighboring island of Bali, which also felt the 6.9 magnitude quake.

The situation is also being worsened by continued aftershocks....

That's because the region sits smack-dab along the so-called ring of fire-an imaginary, horseshoe-shape line that follows the rim of the Pacific Ocean and marks spots where several tectonic plates collide.

The excavator arrived about 60 hours after the quake hit on Sunday evening, when many mosques were filled with people attending evening prayers.

The US Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.0 quake struck at a depth of 10.5 kilometres about two kilometres east-southeast of Loloan.

. The natural disaster has caused much more damage than the one a few days ago - destroying roads, bridges, disrupting electricity and communications and damaging huge numbers of buildings.

Nugroho told a news briefing on Monday some areas there were cut off after bridges collapsed. Montgomery-Lay said her hotel is on higher ground so the meeting place when the warning was issued was by the building's main gate. "We advise people to come down and move closer to the camps".

Oxfam said more than 20,000 people were in temporary shelters and thousands more were camping out in the open. "Clean drinking water is scarce due to the extremely dry weather".

The authorities have appealed for more medical personnel and basic supplies.

It added that in one of the villages, 90% of houses had collapsed. They used their hands, crowbars and whatever they could to free her. Machinery was eventually brought in and she was pulled to safety after four hours.

"A backhoe has been deployed to search for victims trapped under the rubble of a mosque in Lading-Lading village as they were praying when the quake struck", Nugroho said. People ran to the street and a large field outside the mosque.

"We are looking for access".

Some 900 tourists were being evacuated from Indonesia's tiny Gili Islands after a powerful quake struck Lombok, killing over 90 people and injuring hundreds. "We are waiting for heavier equipment", Teddy Aditya, an official of the Indonesian Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas), told Reuters.

After the initial quake, further aftershocks - including one just 1km off the coast of the island - caused further destruction, toppling buildings and causing injuries and deaths.

Speaking to Khaleej Times from the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, Mulraney has described the horror of being stranded on the island after the natural disaster hit the area, along with thousands of other tourists and locals who did not have a way of escaping the island as there weren't enough boats or rescue teams available.

Twenty-three-year old local man Ghozali who lives in northern Lombok and works on the tourist island of Gili T, slept outside with his extended family on Monday night because of serious structural damage to his home. "Lombok was very badly affected by the Bali bombings [in 2002]", said Stuart McDonald, publisher of south-east Asia travel website Travelfish.org.

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