Indonesia quake death toll jumps to 347

Gili islands The three tiny islands are located just off the coast of Lombok

The quake was the second in a week to hit Lombok.

Indonesia's geological agency said the quake Thursday afternoon had a magnitude of 6.2 and was shallow, at a depth of 12 kilometers, centred in the northwest of the island.

A strong natural disaster with a magnitude of 6.2 has hit Indonesia's Lombok island, causing buildings to collapse, according to witnesses and the Southeast Asian nation's meteorology and geophysics agency.

A total of 164 people were now confirmed dead in the quake, Nugroho told AFP, with a further 1,400 seriously injured and more than 150,000 displaced.

Tens of thousands of people have been left homeless following Sunday's shake.

Facebook apologized for animated balloons and confetti appearing when Indonesian speakers posted messages about Sunday's deadly natural disaster on Indonesia's Lombok Island.

Indonesia's national disaster agency is insisting the death toll from the Lombok quake still stands at 131 after other government agencies including the military gave much higher figures.

The Indonesian Red Cross said it had set up 10 mobile clinics in the north of the island.

"In some villages we visited the destruction was nearly 100 percent, all houses collapsed, roads are cracked and bridges were broken", said Arifin Muhammad Hadi, a spokesman for the Indonesian Red Cross.

Across much of the island, a popular tourist destination, once-bustling villages have been turned into virtual ghost towns. "I do hope the government can help", she said.

The military said it sent five planes carrying food, medicine, blankets, field tents and water tankers.

It said it didn't have the potential to cause a tsunami.

A green and yellow dome rested on the pile of rubble, the only part of the structure still intact.

Some evacuees have complained of being ignored or experiencing long delays for supplies to arrive at shelters.

"We lack the infrastructure to perform operations because (they) need to be performed in a sterile place", Wibowo told AFP.

With hospitals and clinics also affected, numerous injured have had to be treated in the open air or in makeshift clinics.

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