Magnitude 7 earthquake rocks Indonesia's Lombok island

05 August, 2018, 20:16 | Author: Jason Torres
  • Tsunami warning issued after magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocks Indonesia, tourist hotspot Bali

Indonesia's Lombok Island was rocked by a powerful 7.0 magnitude quake Sunday evening, a week after being hit by another deadly temblor. Its epicentre was about 2 km east-southeast of Loloan.

Officials in Indonesia sent out a tsunami alert on August 5 after a large quake struck the popular tourist area of Bali.

Teigen and family have been staying in a house on stilts, which is a great way to enjoy Bali's handsome water, but must not feel great in an natural disaster. Hopefully you are away from the coastline or up in a higher bldg until tsunami possibility passes, ' said a third.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency for Indonesia had reported scores of aftershocks in the hours last week's quake and had warned that another major quake could be imminent.

Before the quake struck, Teigen had been sharing bits of her island vacation with followers.

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Video showed screaming people running in panic from houses in a Bali neighborhood and vehicles rocking.

Iwan Asmara, an official from the disaster mitigation agency, said residents were fleeing from their homes in a panic to move to higher ground.

Like Bali, Lombok is known for pristine beaches and mountains.

Indonesia is prone to earthquakes due to its location on the "Ring of Fire", an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Ocean.

An intensity map of the 7.0-magnitude natural disaster on the Lombok island.

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