Lombok Bali quake: Tourists board evacuation boats in Dunkirk-style chaos

An injured quake victim is wheeled past a damaged wall in Mataram on the Indonesian island of Lombok

Lombok Bali quake: Tourists board evacuation boats in Dunkirk-style chaos

A powerful natural disaster struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, killing at least 82 people and shaking neighbouring Bali, one week after another quake on Lombok killed more than a dozen.

In July, over 680 people were trapped on a volcano on tourist island Lombok, after a deadly natural disaster hit the island nation.

A magnitude 7 quake has struck an island off the coast of Indonesia killing at least 37 people and injured dozens of others.

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said more than 200 people were injured in Sunday's shallow temblor as rescue workers attempted to reach survivors in remote areas.

Some areas still hadn't been reached 24 hours after the quake because of collapsed bridges, blocked and ruptured roads and the loss of power and communications.

Almost 100 people died and almost 300 were injured in the destruction and chaos following the quake on Sunday, with thousands of buildings damaged and power and communications lines cut across the island.

The US Geological Survey said the quake, off the north coast of the island, struck 10km (6.21 miles) underground. "A lot of officials were urging people not to panic". Some 236 people were injured and more than 20,000 displaced, he said.

Many victims were treated outdoors because hospitals were damaged.

The alert status warning meant that the wave height was less than 50 centimeters.

"When it happened, we stood with residents in the middle of the street and watched houses collapse around us", said Yustrianda Sirio, supervisor of a group of university students from Java doing a community service program in East Lombok.

Debris is seen at a shop in Denpasar on Bali on Monday August 6 after it was damaged in an earthquake that struck Lombok the previous evening. The 6.9 magnitude tremor also triggered panic among tourists and locals on the neighbouring island of Bali. Pho

"All the hotel guests were running, so I did too".

A person injured during a strong natural disaster waits for treatment outside the Mataram City hospital with other patients who were evacuated, in Mataram, Lombok island, Indonesia August 5, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.

Separately, the local village head, Budhiawan, said about 30 people were trapped based on unclaimed belongings outside the mosque.

"There are now 447 New Zealanders registered on SafeTravel as being in Indonesia and 9 registered as being in Lombok".

"We are cutting short our holiday because I can't walk and we're just not in the mood anymore, more in the mood to see our loved ones", said the 26-year-old, sitting on a trolley with his leg bandaged.

He posted a video showing a crowd of hundreds of people crammed on a beach at one of the Gilis, apparently waiting to be ferried back to the main island.

The agency warned all of the numbers were likely to increase as search operations continued Monday.

He was working on his laptop in his hotel room on the 10th floor when the room suddenly shook violently.

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton told Fairfax Media that he was on the hotel's 12th floor when the quake struck. We are all frustrated to live like this - in a tent without certainty.

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