A magnitude 7.0 earthquake has struck off the north coast of Indonesia’s island of Lombok on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said.
Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency said the earthquake, which struck at a depth of 15 kilometres, prompted a tsunami warning.
The earthquake’s epicentre was located 27 kilometres northeast of the island’s North Lombok district.
I’m alone in Bali, there was just an earthquake, a tsunami warning has been issued & I’m right next to the ocean. Not gonna lie I’m scared
— Morg (@morgdecker) August 5, 2018
The resort island was struck by 6.4-magnitude earthquake last week that killed 16 and left hundreds of hikers stranded on a volcano.
7.1 earthquake in Sumbawa and we felt it here in Bali! Pretty huge! Please be save everyone! 😭🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/8q1daF2LoI
— Adi Permana (@adi_permn) August 5, 2018
— Cindy Lugten (@clugten) August 5, 2018
An American reporter on holiday, Natasha Hussein, conveyed the mood in her Twitter post.
“Earthquake in Bali for one minute, at around 7:45pm local time. We were in the car, road was jammed. Everyone ran out of their cars to the side of the road. Nervous atmosphere,” she tweeted.
Others were badly shaken.
— indah (@bieberfeverids) August 5, 2018
My sister called me from #lombok and she was absolutely terrified, she said she was up a tree after the earthquake and a tsunami is coming. And now I can’t contact her. Who do I contact for help? I’m worried sick 😢 #bali #baliearthquake #earthquake
— Ash (@ash_flay) August 5, 2018