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Earthquake puts life on hold in damaged Indonesia’s Lombok island

Aid began reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after a powerful earthquake that killed more than 130 people as rescuers intensified efforts Wednesday to find those buried in the rubble.

Quake puts life on hold in damaged Indonesia's Lombok island, over 100 dead

Aid began reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after a powerful earthquake that killed more than 227 people as rescuers intensified efforts Wednesday to find those buried in the rubble. In Pic: Boats arrive at shore to evacuate people on the island of Gili Trawangan, Lombok, Indonesia, August 6, 2018, in this still image taken from a drone video obtained from social media. (Source: Melissa Delport/@trufflejournal/via REUTERS)

Quake puts life on hold in damaged Indonesia's Lombok island, over 100 dead

While hundreds of residents huddled together under large tents in adjacent fields, most of the village's normally bustling streets were empty, littered with rubble and debris and doorways opened onto leveled homes without roofs. (Source: AP)

Quake puts life on hold in damaged Indonesia's Lombok island, over 100 dead

Nearly 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. Thousands of people have been sleeping in makeshift shelters or out in the open. (Source: Reuters)

Quake puts life on hold in damaged Indonesia's Lombok island, over 100 dead

The quake was the second in a week to hit Lombok. A magnitude 6.4 earthquake on July 29 killed 16 people and cracked and weakened many structures, amplifying the damage that occurred in Sunday's quake. (Source: AP)

Quake puts life on hold in damaged Indonesia's Lombok island, over 100 dead

The government has measured more than 300 aftershocks since Sunday's quake. The latest, on Wednesday morning, sent panicked residents of Kekait running into open areas for safety. No new injuries were reported. (Source: Reuters)

Quake puts life on hold in damaged Indonesia's Lombok island, over 100 dead

The problem in impoverished places like Kekait, where most homes were either destroyed or cracked so badly they're unsafe, is that nobody knows when or even how they'll manage to rebuild. (Source: AP)

Quake puts life on hold in damaged Indonesia's Lombok island, over 100 dead

The problem in impoverished places like Kekait, where most homes were either destroyed or cracked so badly they're unsafe, is that nobody knows when or even how they'll manage to rebuild. (Source: AP)

Quake puts life on hold in damaged Indonesia's Lombok island, over 100 dead

The problem in impoverished places like Kekait, where most homes were either destroyed or cracked so badly they're unsafe, is that nobody knows when or even how they'll manage to rebuild. (Source: Reuters)

Quake puts life on hold in damaged Indonesia's Lombok island, over 100 dead

Still, government assistance was barely a trickle in the west Lombok village of Kekait where Zulas Triani, an elementary school teacher who was sharing a tent with 30 others, said they had received only a basket with three noodle packets, five eggs and a small ration of water. (Source: Reuters)

Quake puts life on hold in damaged Indonesia's Lombok island, over 100 dead

A resident shows a photo of missing victims believed to be trapped inside a collapsed building, as rescue workers continue searching after Sunday's earthquake in Pemenang, North Lombok, Indonesia. (Source: Reuters)

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