World Indonesia issues tsunami warning after 7.0 quake off Lombok island

16:51  05 august  2018
16:51  05 august  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Powerful quake hits Indonesia's Lombok, three killed, houses damaged

  Powerful quake hits Indonesia's Lombok, three killed, houses damaged A powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the popular tourist destination of Lombok in Indonesia on Sunday, killing three people and damaging many buildings, the country's disaster mitigation agency said. The quake hit the northern part of Lombok island early in the morning when many people were still sleeping. © REUTERS Debris is seen following an earthquake in Lombok "We jumped out of our beds to avoid anything falling on our heads," said Jean-Paul Volckaert who was woken by the quake while sleeping in the Puncak Hotel near Senggigi on Lombok."I’ve been walking around but so far there is no damage.

Denpasar, INDONESIA (Reuters) - Indonesia ’s resort islands of Bali and Lombok were rocked by a magnitude 7 earthquake on Sunday, prompting a tsunami warning and panic among holidaymakers and residents. The quake , which struck at a depth of 15km off the north coast of Lombok

Denpasar, INDONESIA (Reuters) - Indonesia ’s resort islands of Bali and Lombok were rocked by a magnitude 7 earthquake on Sunday, prompting a tsunami warning and panic among holidaymakers and residents. The quake , which struck at a depth of 15km off the north coast of Lombok

TOPSHOT - An Indonesian man examines the remains of houses, after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck, in Lombok on July 29, 2018. - A powerful earthquake on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok killed at least 10 people, injured dozens and damaged hundreds of homes on July 29, officials said. (Photo by Aulia AHMAD / AFP)        (Photo credit should read AULIA AHMAD/AFP/Getty Images) © AULIA AHMAD/AFP/Getty Images TOPSHOT - An Indonesian man examines the remains of houses, after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck, in Lombok on July 29, 2018. - A powerful earthquake on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok killed at least 10 people, injured dozens and damaged hundreds of homes on July 29, officials said. (Photo by Aulia AHMAD / AFP) (Photo credit should read AULIA AHMAD/AFP/Getty Images)  Indonesia's resort islands of Bali and Lombok were rocked by a magnitude 7 earthquake on Sunday, prompting a tsunami warning and panic among holidaymakers and residents.

The quake, which struck at a depth of 15km off the north coast of Lombok, comes a week after a magnitude 6.4 quake killed 14 people on the island and prompted a large-scale evacuation of a volcano popular with hikers.

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

The quake was felt for several seconds in Bali, where people ran out of houses, hotels and restaurants.

"All the hotel guests were running so I did too. People filled the streets," said Michelle Lindsay, an Australian tourist.

"A lot of officials were urging people not to panic."

Other witnesses said the quake got stronger over several seconds and rattled windows and doors in their frames.

Death toll soars after Indonesia quake .
At least 82 people, including a one-year-old, have died after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, with tremors also being felt in neighbouring Bali.Most of the deaths were in Lombok, where the epicentre was.

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