Natural disaster of magnitude 7 strikes Indonesias Lombok island, Tsunami alert issued

Tsunami warning issued after magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocks Indonesia, tourist hotspot Bali

Tsunami warning issued after magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocks Indonesia, tourist hotspot Bali

A strong natural disaster struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, killing at least three people and shaking neighboring Bali, one week after another quake on Lombok killed more than a dozen.

The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre confirmed that a magnitude 7 undersea natural disaster struck near Sumbawa Region, Indonesia.

Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency issued a tsunami warning in the minutes after the quake. Hopefully you are away from the coastline or up in a higher bldg until tsunami possibility passes, ' said a third. Measuring at magnitude 6.9, with aftershocks reported at 4.9 and 5.6, the tremblor caused residents to exit their homes and tourists to flee from their hotels on the resort islands.

The epicentre was 2km east-south-east of Loloan and tremors were felt for several seconds in Bali.

Sunday's quake was about 19 miles deep, the USGS said, and caused an electrical blackout so authorities were unable to immediately assess the damage.

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

A policeman examines debris that fell and crushed parked motorbikes following a strong quake on nearby Lombok island, at a shopping centre in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia August 5, 2018.

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

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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