Facebook sorry that balloons appeared in Indonesia natural disaster messages

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Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a statement that information being provided by different agencies needs to be complete before it can be cross-checked and officially verified. "I do hope the government can help", she said.

The national disaster agency said all those numbers were likely to increase, as more information comes in and more victims are found.

Cleanup and rescue efforts are still continuing on the island, following the previous quakes.

Sunday's quake triggered at least 230 aftershocks, which were expected to continue for the next two weeks.

A field hospital has also been established near an evacuation centre catering to more than 500 people in the village of Tanjung.

This video shows hundreds of people being evacuated from the Gili Islands, an archipelago near northwest Lombok, on Monday, August 6, after the natural disaster.

Foreign tourists carry their belongings on the beach as they leave Gili Trawangan island after an natural disaster hit Lombok island in Pamenang, Indonesia August 6, 2018.

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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.

A resident shows a photo of missing victims believed to be trapped inside a collapsed building, as rescue workers continue searching after Sunday's quake in Pemenang, North Lombok, Indonesia on August 8, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.

With hospitals and clinics also affected, numerous injured have had to be treated in the open air or in makeshift clinics.

Officials said almost 8,400 tourists and resort workers had been evacuated from the three Gili islands off the northwest coast of Lombok.

"We've had light earthquakes in the past, but never anything like this", hotel chain owner Marcel De Rijk told Reuters.

The quake struck at 19:46 local time (11:46 GMT) on Sunday at a fairly shallow depth of 31km (19 miles).

Indonesia, which sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, is regularly hit by earthquakes.

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