At least 82 killed by 7.0 quake in Indonesia's Lombok, Bali islands

DENPASAR, Indonesia, Aug 6 (Reuters) - At least 82 people were killed on Sunday when Indonesia's resort island of Lombok was hit by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake.

The powerful quake triggered panic among tourists and residents, and was also felt on the neighboring island of Bali. On Lombok, thousands fled from their homes to gather in emergency shelters in open spaces, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency said.

The area continued to be rattled by aftershocks from the quake, which occurred days after a 6.4 tremor hit Lombok on July 29, killing 14 people and injuring 162 people.

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A Balinese temple is seen partially collapsed in Badung in Bali island on August 5, 2018 after a major earthquake rocked neighbouring Lombok island. - A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok on August 5, sending people running from their homes and triggering a tsunami alert, just a week after a quake killed 17 people on the holiday island. The latest tremor had a magnitude of seven and struck just 10 km underground according to the US Geological Survey. It was followed by two aftershocks. (Photo by Gung Aji Ngurah / AFP) (Photo credit should read GUNG AJI NGURAH/AFP/Getty Images)
A Balinese temple is seen partially collapsed in Badung in Bali island on August 5, 2018 after a major earthquake rocked neighbouring Lombok island. - A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok on August 5, sending people running from their homes and triggering a tsunami alert, just a week after a quake killed 17 people on the holiday island. The latest tremor had a magnitude of seven and struck just 10 km underground according to the US Geological Survey. It was followed by two aftershocks. (Photo by Agus Sanjaya / AFP) (Photo credit should read AGUS SANJAYA/AFP/Getty Images)
Bikes are seen covered in debris at a mall in Bali's capital Denpasar on August 5, 2018 after a major earthquake rocked the neighbouring Lombok island. - A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok on August 5, sending people running from their homes and triggering a tsunami alert, just a week after a quake killed 17 people on the holiday island. The latest tremor had a magnitude of seven and struck just 10 km underground according to the US Geological Survey. It was followed by two aftershocks. (Photo by SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP) (Photo credit should read SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
Security and mall personnel walk over debris outside a mall in Bali's capital Denpasar on August 5, 2018 after a major earthquake rocked neighbouring Lombok island. - A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok on August 5, sending people running from their homes and triggering a tsunami alert, just a week after a quake killed 17 people on the holiday island. The latest tremor had a magnitude of seven and struck just 10 km underground according to the US Geological Survey. It was followed by two aftershocks. (Photo by SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP) (Photo credit should read SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
A motorcycle is seen on the ground of a mall in Bali's capital Denpasar on August 5, 2018 after a major earthquake rocked neighbouring Lombok island. - A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok on August 5, sending people running from their homes and triggering a tsunami alert, just a week after a quake killed 17 people on the holiday island. The latest tremor had a magnitude of seven and struck just 10 km underground according to the US Geological Survey. It was followed by two aftershocks. (Photo by SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP) (Photo credit should read SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescue personnel stands next to a motorcycle that fell down at a mall in Bali's capital Denpasar on August 5, 2018 after a major earthquake rocked neighbouring Lombok island. - A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok on August 5, sending people running from their homes and triggering a tsunami alert, just a week after a quake killed 17 people on the holiday island. The latest tremor had a magnitude of seven and struck just 10 km underground according to the US Geological Survey. It was followed by two aftershocks. (Photo by SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP) (Photo credit should read SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
Residents stand next to bikes and debris at a mall in Bali's capital Denpasar on August 5, 2018 after a major earthquake rocked neighbouring Lombok island. - A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok on August 5, sending people running from their homes and triggering a tsunami alert, just a week after a quake killed 17 people on the holiday island. The latest tremor had a magnitude of seven and struck just 10 km underground according to the US Geological Survey. It was followed by two aftershocks. (Photo by SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP) (Photo credit should read SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
A policeman takes a picture of damaged bikes and debris at a mall in Bali's capital Denpasar on August 5, 2018 after a major earthquake rocked neighbouring Lombok island. - A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok on August 5, sending people running from their homes and triggering a tsunami alert, just a week after a quake killed 17 people on the holiday island. The latest tremor had a magnitude of seven and struck just 10 km underground according to the US Geological Survey. It was followed by two aftershocks. (Photo by SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP) (Photo credit should read SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
Indonesians stand on road outside a mall in Bali's capital Denpasar on August 5, 2018 after a major earthquake rocked neighbouring Lombok island. - A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok on August 5, sending people running from their homes and triggering a tsunami alert, just a week after a quake killed 17 people on the holiday island. The latest tremor had a magnitude of seven and struck just 10 km underground according to the US Geological Survey. It was followed by two aftershocks. (Photo by SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP) (Photo credit should read SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
Foreign tourist wait outside a hotel in Bali's capital Denpasar on August 5, 2018 after a major earthquake rocked neighbouring Lombok island. - A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok on August 5, sending people running from their homes and triggering a tsunami alert, just a week after a quake killed 17 people on the holiday island. The latest tremor had a magnitude of seven and struck just 10 km underground according to the US Geological Survey. It was followed by two aftershocks. (Photo by SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP) (Photo credit should read SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
Foreign tourist and residents wait outside a hotel in Bali's capital Denpasar on August 5, 2018 after a major earthquake rocked neighbouring Lombok island. - A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok on August 5, sending people running from their homes and triggering a tsunami alert, just a week after a quake killed 17 people on the holiday island. The latest tremor had a magnitude of seven and struck just 10 km underground according to the US Geological Survey. It was followed by two aftershocks. (Photo by SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP) (Photo credit should read SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
Residents look at bikes and debris at a mall in Bali's capital Denpasar on August 5, 2018 after an earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok island. - A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok on August 5, sending people running from their homes and triggering a tsunami alert, just a week after a quake killed 17 people on the holiday island. The latest tremor had a magnitude of seven and struck just 10 km underground according to the US Geological Survey. It was followed by two aftershocks. (Photo by SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP) (Photo credit should read SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
A man removes debris outside a mall in Bali's capital Denpasar on August 5, 2018 after a major earthquake rocked neighbouring Lombok island. - A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok on August 5, sending people running from their homes and triggering a tsunami alert, just a week after a quake killed 17 people on the holiday island. The latest tremor had a magnitude of seven and struck just 10 km underground according to the US Geological Survey. It was followed by two aftershocks. (Photo by SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP) (Photo credit should read SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers and shoppers stand outside a mall in Bali's capital Denpasar on August 5, 2018, after a major earthquake rocked neighbouring Lombok island. - A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok on August 5, sending people running from their homes and triggering a tsunami alert, just a week after a quake killed 17 people on the holiday island. The latest tremor had a magnitude of seven and struck just 10 km underground according to the US Geological Survey. It was followed by two aftershocks. (Photo by Hendra Broetal / AFP) (Photo credit should read HENDRA BROETAL/AFP/Getty Images)
Foreign tourists and hotel staff stand on the street afer being evacuated in Bali's capital Denpasar on August 5, 2018, after a major earthquake rocked neighbouring Lombok island. - A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok on August 5, sending people running from their homes and triggering a tsunami alert, just a week after a quake killed 17 people on the holiday island. The latest tremor had a magnitude of seven and struck just 10 km underground according to the US Geological Survey. It was followed by two aftershocks. (Photo by Hendra Broetal / AFP) (Photo credit should read HENDRA BROETAL/AFP/Getty Images)
Foreign tourists stand on the street afer being evacuated from their hotel in Bali's capital Denpasar on August 5, 2018, after a major earthquake rocked neighbouring Lombok island. - A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok on August 5, sending people running from their homes and triggering a tsunami alert, just a week after a quake killed 17 people on the holiday island. The latest tremor had a magnitude of seven and struck just 10 km underground according to the US Geological Survey. It was followed by two aftershocks. (Photo by Hendra Broetal / AFP) (Photo credit should read HENDRA BROETAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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The National Disaster Mitigation Agency placed Sunday's death toll at 82, more than doubling its earlier figure of 32. Many of the dead were from northern and western parts of Lombok.

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

"It was quite impossible to stand up. Heard screams," he wrote. "Came out, and made my way down a staircase, while building was still shaking. Power went out for a while. Lots of cracks, fallen doors."

The quake struck Lombok in the early evening at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Most of Lombok suffered power cuts, local media reported.

Travelers 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.

The quake was felt for several seconds in Bali, where people ran out of houses, hotels and restaurants.

"All the hotel guests were running, so I did too. People filled the streets," said Michelle Lindsay, an Australian tourist. "A lot of officials were urging people not to panic."

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

The country's disaster management agency urged people to stay away from the sea. However, an initial warning of a tsunami with waves of up to half a meter was later withdrawn.

Saffron Amis, a British student visiting the Gili Islands off the northwest coast of Lombok, told Reuters by text message that dozens of tourists were evacuated to a hill after the quake. (Additional reporting by Tabita Diela, Jessica Damiana, Agustinus Beo Da Costa and Kanupriya Kapoor; Writing by Kanupriya Kapoor and John Chalmers; Editing by Bill Trott and Susan Thomas)

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