Third Strong Earthquake Shakes Lombok as Death Toll Passes 300, Official Says

The footage of the prayer led by Imam Arafat at the Musholla As-Syuhada Mosque was being broadcast live on Facebook on Sunday night when a magnitude 7.0 quake hit the neighboring Lombok Island.

A 5.9-magnitude quake aftershock struck at a shallow depth in the northwest of Lombok Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, even as relief agencies raced to find survivors among the wreckage from Sunday's quake.

Reuters news agency quoted a witness as saying the latest quake sent people onto the streets in panic and caused buildings to collapse.

No further information was available at the time of writing.

Indonesian government rescue agencies were continuing to tally the number of deaths from Sunday's quake, which the National Disaster Mitigation Agency puts at 164.

He also said they're continuing to look for people with untreated injuries.

Birds sit above earthquake-damaged homes in North Lombok, Indonesia.

The death toll from the Lombok quake has risen dramatically to 347, the government-run news agency Antara has said.

Villagers and relatives prayed outside a tent where the girl's body lay inside covered in a white cloth.

Reuters has reported collapsed buildings and widespread damage, likely compounding fresh damage from quakes which have already devastated the island this month.

"She was praying when the natural disaster happened", said her uncle Tarna, who gave a single name.

'She was trying to get out, but she got hit by a wall and fell down.

The magnitude-6.2 tembor followed a 6.9 quake on Sunday that killed at least 131 people, damaged thousands of houses, and left 156,000 people homeless.

Thousands of tourists have also left Lombok since Sunday, fearing further earthquakes, some on extra flights provided by airlines and others on ferries to the neighbouring island of Bali.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire and is regularly hit by earthquakes. "Overnight the children are cold, they don't have blankets or proper clothing to keep warm", said Hana Yulia, an emergency response worker from the group now in Lombok.