Many got out but dozens were trapped, he said. The total of those killed in Bali due to the quake are only two at this time.
His government issued a travel notice, advising citizens to defer travel to Lombok and urging those now there to leave.
TRT World's Jack Hewson reports.
Soon after the quake occurred, a tsunami warning was issued but later cancelled and the effects of the quake were felt on the neighbouring island of Bali, which is one of the Southeast Asia's leading destinations.
More than 200 people were seriously injured.
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"They bring all the necessary equipment, such as field tents, field kitchens and more", the head of the TNI, Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, said in a statement.
Sutopo said a lot of residents did not understand the level status of the tsunami warning issued by BMKG in the wake of Lombok natural disaster thus they still stayed in the hills or higher places despite the warning issue was lifted since August 5.
Mr Dutton, who is heading to Bali for another summit, said it was a "terrible day" for Indonesia.
"All the hotel guests were running, so I did too".
West Nusa Tenggara Governor Zainul Majdi said the local government has made a decision to extend a state of emergency imposed last week until Saturday and close schools and public offices to allow for building inspections.
The Minister, who is attending a security conference in Mataram, Lombok, described the situation in an update on Monday.
"Earthquakes as devastating as they are, are really not surprising for Indonesia it's just that they're not widely publicised worldwide, other than if they are in, or close to Bali", he said.
The senior MP was dining at a restaurant on the 12th floor of a hotel when the magnitude-7 quake struck. He said the quake "was powerful enough to put us on the floor" and cut power.More news: Blues Set to Break World Record for Courtois Replacement
"Bali. Trembling. So long", Teigen tweeted Sunday.
There had been a half-hour evacuation at the Lombok airport following the quake because the electricity went off.
Facilities at Lombok's main airport were also unaffected, although passengers were briefly evacuated from the main terminal.
A video of an Indonesian imam stoically reciting evening prayers in Bali as a deadly natural disaster struck neighbouring Lombok has gone viral on social media, with internet users praising him for his unwavering faith.
Hotels and other buildings in both locations are not allowed to exceed the height of coconut trees.
Indonesia, one of the most disaster-prone nations on earth, straddles the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire", where tectonic plates collide and numerous world's volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur.
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