Meanwhile, survivors faced another night out in the open.
"People were climbing on top of each other because the plateau was just falling away", Mackenzie Irwin, who was at the summit during the quake event, told The Washington Post.
At least 105 people are dead after an natural disaster rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok over the weekend, state media reported Tuesday. It came just a week after another tremor had surged through the holiday island and killed 17. Tens of thousands were left homeless when the ground shook for the second time in two weeks.
"Last night I was on the hill because I was afraid, I heard there would be a tsunami", said Din Iqra, from the northern village of Malaka. "Only this morning were we courageous enough to come down".
Officials said about 4,600 foreign and domestic tourists had been evacuated from the three Gili islands off the northwest coast of Lombok, where two people died and fears of a tsunami spread soon after the quake.
Speaking of her experiences in the immediate aftermath of the quake, Chov described scenes of organizational initiative, helpfulness, empathy, desperation, selfishness and crime. Thousands of people are now trying to get off the island, she said, describing the mood as both sombre and panicked.
Another 236 people have been injured in the quake, according to the government's disaster management spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, who told the Antara News Agency that the casualty numbers could rise as the search continued for survivors. Almost 2,500 people have been hospitalised with serious injuries.
Hundreds of bloodied and bandaged victims like Alimuddin are being treated outside damaged hospitals in the main city of Mataram and other hard-hit areas.More news: Osinbajo meets acting DSS boss Mathew Seiyefa
Indonesia is defined by string of volatile volcanoes stretching for thousands of miles, as it is situated on the so-called Ring of Fire around the Pacific.
The quakes were also felt on nearby Bali Island.
But with not enough boats to evacuate tourists quickly and too few planes to fly them out of Lombok, many visitors were forced to wait for hours or camp on beaches and the floor of the worldwide airport in Mataram.
Hundreds of people crammed onto a beach in the Gili islands as they waited to be taken to safety.
Aprintinus Titus, from the National Search and Rescue Agency, acknowledged they needed better tools. "We don't get anything", he said as he tried to retrieve documents from the remains of his home. In several districts, more than half the homes were destroyed or severely damaged.
More than 1,500 affected tourists have enjoyed the food provided by the food truck, which offered a variety of food and snacks like instant noodles, cookies, biscuits, coffee, tea, milk and teh tarik (pulled tea).
The military has dispatched at least three transport planes carrying water, food, tents and medical supplies.
People push their motorcycle through the collapsed ruins of a mosque after an quake hit on Sunday in Pemenang, Lombok island, Indonesia, August 7, 2018.
A large number of foreign and local tourists are still waiting to be evacuated from popular tourist island Gili Trawangan Island in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, and some are faced with dehydration.