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The latest quake on Thursday was felt strongly on the island and followed a 6.9 quake on Sunday that killed at least 131 people and damaged thousands of houses.

Rescuers search Karang Pangsor mosque after the natural disaster last weekend.

The death toll from a devastating quake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has risen above 160, an official said on Thursday, as authorities urgently appealed for medicine, food and clean water for some 156,000 people displaced by the disaster. It was centered in the northwest of the island and didn't have the potential to cause a tsunami, Indonesia's geological agency said.

An aftershock measuring magnitude 5.9 on Thursday caused panic, more damage and more than two dozen injuries.

"We understand that most of the injuries or deaths are the result of buildings collapsing or falling debris, so it is understandable that people are anxious about their homes being safe", said Ritola Tasmaya, Secretary General of the Indonesian Red Cross.

Earthquakes continue to rock the eastern Indonesia island of Lombok with more than 340 people reportedly dead, while poor infrastructure is frustrating efforts to get relief to isolated communities in the centre and highlands of the island.

Scientists say the powerful Indonesian natural disaster that killed almost 400 people lifted the island it struck by as much as 25 centimetres (10 inches).

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Wives of other police officers had reached out to offer their support, while others had stopped by with food and coffee, she said. O'Brien said in a tweet "Our hearts are broken by the murder of our two courageous police officers".

The powerful quake claimed hundreds of lives, wounded thousands more and displaced over 270,000 people.

Volunteers and rescue personnel were erecting more temporary shelters for the over 80,000 people left homeless on Lombok by the magnitude 7.0 quake on Sunday evening.

According to Indonesia's meteorological agency, Thursday's natural disaster struck at a depth of 12.5 miles, originating several miles northwest of Lombok.

Indonesia's Chief Security Minister had earlier said 319 people had died, while local media reported figures as high as 347.

"Because there are still aftershocks, I have been advised to go there on Sunday, or Monday, or Tuesday", Jokowi said at the State Palace in Jakarta, Friday, August 10, 2018.

Spokesman Arifin Hadi said people need clean water and tarpaulins most of all. "We could see cars shaking back and forth on the street".

He said victims can be counted several times because of the common practice of people in Indonesia using several names and noted that families of victims are entitled to financial compensation from the government when a death is confirmed.

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