Another strong quake hits Indonesia's Lombok, witnesses say buildings have collapsed

A man inspects the ruins of houses at a village affected by Sunday's quake in Kayangan, Lombok Island, Indonesia.

The US Geological Survey measured the quake at magnitude 5.9. It brought down some buildings.

Almost 1,500 people have been hospitalized with serious injuries and more than 156,000 have been displaced due to the extensive damage to thousands of homes.

Meanwhile, the evacuation of tourists from the Gili Islands - three tiny, coral-fringed tropical islands off the northwest coast of Lombok - has finished, officials said.

Around 165,000 people have been displaced by the disaster, the agency added. The agency says it is has not verified these other figures but expects the toll to climb.

A Reuters witness said the latest quake sent people into the streets in panic and caused buildings to collapse.

People crowd on the shore as they attempt to leave the Gili Islands after an natural disaster Gili Trawangan, in Lombok, Indonesia, August 6, 2018, in this still image taken from a video. No tsunami warning has been issued.

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Emergency workers are continuing to dig through rubble and are gradually starting to reach more remote areas of the large island.

On August 8, 2018, Indonesian soldiers and search and rescue team carry body bag containing victim at collapsed house following August 5 quake on Lombok Island, Indonesia.

But Mr Sutopo said some areas in the north had still not received any aid.

Lombok is a roughly 4500 sq km island east of the slightly larger island of Bali.

Authorities are gathering information from family members with missing relatives to determine how many more people may have been in the buildings when they collapsed, national search and rescue agency spokesman Yusuf Latif told AFP. Tens of thousands are now sleeping out in the open or in the ruins of their homes.

The death toll of Sunday's quake now stands at 319 but is likely to rise, according to Indonesia's chief security minister Wiranto, who like many Indonesians goes by one name.

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