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Magnitude 7.0 earthquake in Bali prompts tsunami warning

A shopping centre in Lombok was badly damaged by the quake. Photo: Inda/Twitter
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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.

The resort island was struck by 6.4-magnitude earthquake last week that killed 16 and left hundreds of hikers stranded on a volcano.

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.