Little caught up in deadly Indonesia quake

Tsunami warning after 7.0 M earthquake off Lombok island - Indonesian geological agency

National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the death toll had risen to 82 with hundreds injured.

"Data collection continues and (rescue) efforts are still ongoing", Nugroho told a news conference, adding that there were no foreigners among the victims so far.

"I think for a lot of people, in particular some of the other delegates there at the conference, they hadn't experienced an quake before and it was pretty terrifying and because we were at the top of the building it was shaking a lot, a lot of things falling over".

Memories of the devastating 2004 tsunami which claimed 168,000 lives in Indonesia remain raw in the vast archipelago nation.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade says the New Zealand Embassy in Jakarta is working to get more information following today's quake on the island.

The Malaysian embassy says those in Lombok as well as students in Bali are safe following the quake which hit yesterday evening.

The death toll jumped from 37 hours earlier as the scale of the destruction began to emerge overnight.

Numerous dead were from northern and western parts of Lombok.

Electricity was knocked out in several parts of the city and patients were evacuated from the main hospital, witnesses and officials said.

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Dwikorita Karnawati, head of Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency, told MetroTV that the tsunami warning has ended.

The quake triggered a tsunami warning, which was later cancelled, and was also felt on the neighbouring island of Bali, one of Southeast Asia's leading destinations, where tourists ran onto the streets as the tremor struck.

Singapore Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam, who was on the 10th floor of a hotel in the Lombok town of Mataram at the time of the quake, wrote on Facebook that his room shook violently and walls cracked.

Lombok was hit by another powerful 6.4 quake a week earlier on July 29, killing 17 people and injuring hundreds of people.

"It was quite impossible to stand up".

Travellers at the worldwide airports in Lombok and Bali were thrown into panic and there was minor damage to the buildings, but operations were not disrupted, officials said.

It triggered landslides that briefly trapped trekkers on popular mountain hiking routes.

Indonesia is prone to earthquakes because of its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin. In December 2004, a massive magnitude 9.1 quake off Sumatra triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries.

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