An Indonesian man examines the remains of houses, after a 6.4 magnitude quake struck, in Lombok on 29 July, 2018.
According to Indonesia's geological agency, Thursday's quake had a magnitude of 6.2 and was shallow, striking at a depth of just 12 kilometres.
A strong natural disaster has struck an island in Indonesia, Southeast Asia.
"Our latest update is that 319 people died", said Indonesia's chief security minister Wiranto, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, adding that rescue efforts were ongoing and complicated by aftershocks.
The strong aftershock, measured at magnitude 5.9 by the US Geological Survey, caused panic, damage to buildings, landslides and injuries. Children were running out from the building in panic and she was stepped on by her friends, ' he said.
THE Indonesian island of Lombok was rattled by another powerful natural disaster, making it the third big quake to hit the island in just over a week.
The aftershock follows a series of quakes which have hit Indonesia over the past two weeks.
"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.
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Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho classified it as an aftershock.
The government says more than 1,400 people were injured and more than 156,000 displaced. Some villages have collapsed entirely.
Indonesia is prone to earthquakes as it is situated in the "Ring of Fire", an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where many tremors and volcanic eruptions occur.
Aid began reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after a powerful quake that killed more than 130 people as rescuers intensified efforts Wednesday to find those buried in the rubble.
The most powerful one struck on Sunday in the northern region of Lombok with a magnitude of 7.0 which has left tens of thousands homeless and 227 dead, rescuers told the Associated Press (AP).
He says, "People are always saying they need water and tarps".
"There has been no help at all here", said 36-year-old Multazam, staying with hundreds of others under tarpaulins on a dry paddy field outside West Pemenang village.