Indonesia minister says quake deaths pass 300
The announcement comes after an inter-agency meeting that was convened to resolve wildly different figures for deaths from different agencies.
Wiranto uses one name like many Indonesians.
Indonesia's geological agency said the quake this afternoon had a magnitude of 6.2 and was shallow, at a depth of 12 kilometers, centered in the northwest of the island. It said it didn't have the potential to cause a tsunami.
It's the third big quake to hit Lombok in little over a week. Buildings still standing on the island have been weakened after Sunday's 7.0 quake that killed at least 131 people and a 6.4 quake on July 29 that killed 16.
Spokesman Arifin Hadi says the tens of thousands of people left homeless by Sunday's magnitude 7.0 quake need clean water and tarpaulins most of all. He says the agency has sent 20 water trucks to five remote areas, including one village of about 1,200 households.
He says, "People are always saying they need water and tarps." He also says they're continuing to look for people with untreated injuries.
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