UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL — High-intensity tremors have rocked the resort island of Lombok again, sending panicking residents still traumatized by Sunday’s earthquake to the streets.
Indonesia’s meteorology agency said on August 9 a 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit the island with a 12-meter depth.
Its epicenter was traced 6 kilometers northwest of North Lombok.
National Disaster Agency Spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nughoro tweeted videos following the tremors suggesting already collapsed infrastructure have sustained more damage.
Lombok is still recovering from a 6.9 magnitude earthquake on August 5.
Government agencies have different estimates of the death toll with some putting the count to as high as 381.
Officials say the number of casualties is expected to rise as rescue operations continue in crumpled buildings and remote areas.
Over 150,000 people have so far been displaced with many of them staying in makeshift camps.