Tourists flee Indonesia's Lombok island after quake kills 91

Indonesia Struck by 2nd Massive Earthquake in a Week

Indonesia Struck by 2nd Massive Earthquake in a Week

Soldiers have pulled a man alive from the rubble of a large mosque flattened by an natural disaster, killing at least 105 people on the Indonesian island of Lombok, while thousands of homeless villagers waited for aid on Tuesday and stranded tourists camped at beaches and in the lobbies of damaged hotels.

Following a 7.0-magnitude natural disaster that struck Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, on Sunday evening, national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia has announced a 50 percent discount on its cargo services for aid supplies to the island.

A magnitude 6.4 quake hit Lombok, which is just east of Bali, on July 29, killing 16 people.

The archipelago of thousands of islands sits on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, a seismic activity hotspot.

Moments later she added: 'Bali.

In December 2004, a massive magnitude 9.1 quake off Sumatra island triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries.

As we got to the hotel - people were running out.

A woman was pulled alive on Tuesday from under a grocery store that fell apart in the rural north of the tropical holiday island, near the epicenter of Sunday's quake.

"Bali. Trembling. So long", Teigen tweeted to her 10.6 million followers.

In his post, Mr Shanmugam said that he is now waiting for a flight out of Lombok and thanked everyone for the kind thoughts and prayers.

The quake on Sunday exacerbated those problems.

Tourists queue to depart from the Praya Lombok International Airport on the Indonesian island of Lombok on August 6, 2018, after an quake struck the island. "We were knocked certainly to the floor", he told Australian radio.

It was also felt strongly in the neighbouring Bali, a predominantly Hindu island in the world's largest Muslim majority nation.

Model Chrissy Teigen, who was in Bali with singer-husband John Legend and their two children, live-tweeted the shaking. Some of them said their own houses had been destroyed but they were still helping us".

Singapore Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam, who was in the Lombok town of Mataram at the time of the quake, wrote on Facebook that his 10th-floor hotel room shook violently and walls cracked. "We are all queueing at the port, but there´s not enough boats", she said tearfully.

Local disaster officials said 358 tourists had been evacuated so far.

"There have been a number of events worldwide recently, such as earthquakes, cyclones and volcanoes which highlights the importance of travel insurance and we recommend anyone soon to travel overseas make sure they purchase travel insurance at the time of booking", Matson said.

The Indonesian tourist island of Lombok has been hit by its second deadly quake in a week, that has flattened houses and toppled bridges.

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