At least 14 killed and over 160 injured after in Indonesia natural disaster.
Helicopters and search teams on foot have been deployed to scour the slopes of Mount Rinjani, which is crisscrossed with hiking routes popular with tourists, while rescuers have made airdrops of food supplies to those stranded.
Hundreds of other hikers managed to get off the mountain on Sunday, according to officials.
In East Lombok and the provincial capital of Mataram, the quake lasted about 10 seconds, causing residents to flee their homes onto streets and fields, Nugroho said.
According to Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency, at least 162 people have been injured by the tremors, which occurred about 140 miles east of Bali.
Two trails on the volcano became impassable following the significant eruption.
Hikers descending from Mount Rinjani (C in black and pink) arrive at a post in Sembalun, West Nusa Tenggara on July 30, 2018, after an natural disaster struck Lombok, Indonesia the previous day.
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"They were hiking from Segara Anak Lake to Plawangan and rocks were falling on them during the quake", said Karyadi, the owner of a guesthouse near Rinjani where the pair were staying.
The shallowness of the quake added to the damage it caused, with officials reporting 280 aftershocks.
Officials said the death toll from Sunday's quake, which was centred on the northern part of Lombok, but was also felt on the resort island of Bali to the west, stood at 16.
The epicentre was 30 miles (50km) outside the main city of Mataram and had a depth of 4.4 miles (7km), the US Geological Survey said.
Quakes are common in Indonesia, which is located on the seismically active "Ring of Fire" that surrounds the shores of the Pacific Ocean.
However, the region remains acutely alert to tremors that might trigger tsunamis.