Woman Rescued From Rubble of Deadly Lombok Earthquake

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A July 29 quake killed 16 people and damaged hundreds of houses on Lombok, some of which collapsed in Sunday evening's quake, measured at magnitude 7.0 by Indonesian authorities and 6.9 by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Days after a powerful quake rocked Indonesia's resort island of Lombok, killing more than 130 people and sending thousands of tourists fleeing, its beach strip stands eerily empty, with shops and hotels shuttered. While many tourists are flooding Indonesia's ferry terminals and airports in the hopes of finding a way back home, Montgomery-Lay and her husband are concerned about the effect it would have on their daughter, who has cancer.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the spokesperson of the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), said the teams rescued a survivor from a collapsed mosque in northern Lombok, the most affected area where 72 people were found dead.

According to Caruso, even though the Lombok natural disaster occurred on land, it struck right along the coastline, where subsequent landslides into the sea could trigger tsunamis. Some 236 people were injured and more than 20,000 displaced, he said. "We continue to compile the data", he said.

The hotel where they were staying, which Montgomery-Lay said is about 40 kilometres from the epicentre of the quake, was evacuated for most of Sunday night so staff could ensure it's was structurally sound. Roughly 2,700 tourists have been evacuated to the mainland.

Immigration authorities said that seven foreigners - from Belgium, Britain, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, South Korea and the United States - were injured in the quake and are being treated in hospital. The tsunami warning was eventually lifted.

Aid agencies including Oxfam, the Red Cross and Save the Children, working with local partner agencies, say they are scrambling to get sufficient aid to those most in need.

"This is obviously a awful tragedy and we would hope it's not compounded further by a fall-off in the vastly important tourism industry, as this is a potential double whammy for locals".

Indonesians carry an elderly woman at a temporary shelter in Pemenang, in Lombok on Wednesday.

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The powerful quake triggered panic among tourists and residents.

Officials said more than 2000 people had been evacuated from the three Gili islands, where fears of another tsunami spread.

Like Bali, Lombok is known for pristine beaches and mountains.

"We have provided some supplies: tents and lighting and food", Ms Bishop said. Hotels and other buildings in both locations are not allowed to exceed the height of coconut trees.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire and is regularly hit by earthquakes. "Shaking. Parts of the building crumbling".

In December 2004, a massive magnitude 9.1 quake off Sumatra island triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries. "But people out in the villages or elsewhere haven't been so lucky, unfortunately".

Sanisah and her extended family group of about 10 people had had three bags of rice to share that day.

Neighbours heard cries for help from the mangled concrete and alerted rescuers, who took four hours to extract her.

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