I Made Suprateka, a spokesman for Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), said the state utility company is sending personnel and equipment from East Java and Bali to help restore power in East and North Lombok. These are tweets from Bali and Lombok, both major tourist destinations in Indonesia are coming from visitors in panic.
"I was at the rooftop of my hotel and the building started swaying very hard".
Peter Dutton who is in Lombok for a counter-terrorism meeting, said the quake "was powerful enough to put us on the floor".
One mother Helen Milne told the BBC that her daughter, Laura, from Oxfordshire, is on Gili T. She said: 'They are stuck on the island and are reporting rioting, fighting, and people can't get on boats.
"Later I stopped a auto and I asked a local please take me and my family to the airport and he said "okay no problem". We are staying in a treehouse and it was swaying like insane.
The Gilis are three coral-fringed tropical islands popular with backpackers and divers, a few kilometres off the northwest coast of the larger Lombok island.
"All the activities are shut down".
"We are cutting short our holiday because I can't walk and we're just not in the mood anymore", said the 26-year-old, sitting on a trolley at the airport with his leg bandaged.
Dutch tourist Marc Ganbuwalba injured his knee in a stampede of diners from a restaurant after the quake.
Officials blamed the destroyed houses on the lack of firm structure.
"We will evacuate people off of the three Gili islands".
Australia's home affairs minister has tweeted that he and his delegation have been safely evacuated in darkness from a Lombok hotel where they have been staying during a regional security conference. "Heard screams", he wrote. Here I am on vacation, enjoying life in Bali and suddenly this thing happened.it's SO close I'm genuinely terrified.it just went through my head how lucky and powerless I am. "Lots of cracks, fallen doors".
His government issued a travel notice, advising citizens to defer travel to Lombok and urging those now there to leave.
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