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More than 90 killed after powerful earthquake strikes Indonesia’s Lombok island

At least 82 people were killed when Indonesia’s resort island of Lombok was hit by a powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Sunday, triggering widespread panic as thousands fled their homes for emergency shelters as buildings collapsed.

Thousands flee homes as powerful earthquake kills at least 82 on Indonesia's Lombok

At least 91 people were killed and hundreds injured when Indonesia’s resort island of Lombok was hit by a powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Sunday, triggering widespread panic as thousands fled their homes for emergency shelters as buildings collapsed. (Source: AP)

Thousands flee homes as powerful earthquake kills at least 82 on Indonesia's Lombok

The death toll is expected to rise with hundreds injured and thousands of houses damaged, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency said in a statement on Monday. (Source: AP)

Thousands flee homes as powerful earthquake kills at least 82 on Indonesia's Lombok

It was the second deadly quake in a week to hit Lombok. A July 29 quake killed 16 people and damaged hundreds of houses, some of which collapsed in Sunday evening's magnitude 7.0 temblor, killing those inside. (Source: AP)

Thousands flee homes as powerful earthquake kills at least 82 on Indonesia's Lombok

An initial tsunami warning of waves of up to half a metre was issued following the quake but later withdrawn. (Source: AP)

Thousands flee homes as powerful earthquake kills at least 82 on Indonesia's Lombok

More than 100 aftershocks have rattled Lombok since the quake, which was so powerful it was felt on the neighbouring island of Bali. (Source: Reuters)

Thousands flee homes as powerful earthquake kills at least 82 on Indonesia's Lombok

Other witnesses said the initial quake grew in intensity over several seconds, rattling windows and doors, and there were many aftershocks. (Source: Reuters)

Thousands flee homes as powerful earthquake kills at least 82 on Indonesia's Lombok

In Lombok, soldiers and other rescuers carried injured people on stretchers and carpets to evacuation centers. Many victims were treated outdoors because hospitals were damaged. (Source: AP)

Thousands flee homes as powerful earthquake kills at least 82 on Indonesia's Lombok

A joint search and rescue team was evacuating hundreds of tourists from three popular vacation islands off the northwest of Lombok. (Source: Reuters)

Thousands flee homes as powerful earthquake kills at least 82 on Indonesia's Lombok

(Source: AP)

Travellers at the international airports in Lombok and Bali were thrown into panic and there was minor damage to the buildings but operations were not disrupted, officials said. (Source: Reuters)

Thousands flee homes as powerful earthquake kills at least 82 on Indonesia's Lombok

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 earthquake off Sumatra island triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries. (Source: AP)