Lombok earthquake: Red Cross SCRAMBLE to evacuate residents after HUGE 6.9 magnitude quake

Shocking footage from the Indonesian Red Cross shows the chaotic aftermath after a huge 6.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Lombok island on Sunday.

In the video, children can be heard crying as the Red Cross workers rush to evacuate residents in the village of Belanting.

The village sits just 4km from the epicentre of the earthquake, which sparked widespread panic on the island.

People can also be seen lining the streets after fleeing from their houses, amid fears that the structures could collapse.

There was no immediate tsunami alert from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The tremor follows another one earlier today measuring 6.3 which happened near the town of Belanting.

Following the first tremor on Sunday, East Lombok resident Agus Salim said: “I was driving to deliver aid to evacuees when suddenly the electricity pole was swaying. I realised it was an earthquake.

“People started to scream and cry. They all ran to the street.”

Earlier this month, a quake measuring 6.4 caused devastation on the island, which 460 casualties reported so far.

On August 5 hundreds of homes were destroyed in a devastating earthquake that killed more than 430 people in Lombok.

More than 350,000 people fled their homes after a quake to shelter in government-provided tents or makeshift structures in open fields. Authorities say aid is slow in getting to some of the hardest-hit areas as they are remote.

“The damage and losses are huge,” Sutopo Nugroho, the spokesman of Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency, said in a statement.

“It will take trillions of rupiah…and a lot of time to heal the lives of the people and the economy of Nusa Tenggara Barat,” he said, referring to the province home to Lombok.

Residential homes and public infrastructure suffered the bulk of the damage, he added.