Direct Relief reaches out to partner healthcare facilities after quake strikes Indonesia.
The shaking caused walls to collapse, roofs to cave in and people literally ran for the hills, fearful a tsunami might follow. I think it was more of being unaware about what was going on, and that was scary.
"There's a massive rush of people wanting to get out of Lombok because of unfounded rumours, such as of a tsunami", said Muhammad Faozal, the head of the tourism agency in West Nusa Tenggara province.
Charlotte Fenwick was having dinner with friends when the quake hit.
Olivia Scott told the Herald she was on Gili Trawangan when the natural disaster hit and described the events that followed as "a bloody shambles".
Sarah said: "The whole room started to move, we got out as fast as possible and were outside with everyone staying the in place we were".
A man looks on around the buildings damaged by an quake at Pamenang village, in North Lombok.
According to Silverius Tasman from the organization Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik, a partner of Save the Children in Indonesia, many people were sleeping in makeshift shelters in rice fields or on the roadside.
However, a local search and rescue official said there had been at least one fatality on the Gilis and several injuries.
Septa Rendra, originally from East Java, a short flight from Lombok, said he was thinking of the victims while he volunteered at the Indonesian pavilion on Monday.
"It's scary when the ground is buckling under your feet".
Fenwick works on Gili Trawangan as a dive instructor and spent the hours after the natural disaster looking for survivors in the rubble.
She then managed with her group to cycle across the island to the town where people grouping and helped the injured at the emergency triage centre. "Only this morning were we courageous enough to come down".
Dirco said it was in contact with the South African embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, in order to provide consular support.
Ghozali told Fairfax Media that he and other locals working in the industry feared it would be a long time before tourists returned to Lombok, which would mean he would lose his income after already losing so much in the natural disaster.
"There are four officers at the airport trying to help Singaporeans. It was just getting on a boat in the first place which was hard". There were people hanging on the side of the boat.
Mulraney and Reynolds were initially scheduled to fly back to Abu Dhabi on August 8, however, because of the quake; they flew in last night (August 7, 6:00pm, Indonesia time). "We had no electricity and no information about what to do. We ran out into the street and a friend and I stood in the parking area hanging on to a parked auto which was also swaying severely", said retiree Deborah Storck, who was about to eat dinner at a restaurant on Lombok's west coast when the quake hit. They used crowbars and dogs and a power drill.