Indonesia issues tsunami warning after 7.0 quake off Lombok island
August 05, 2018  19:08
Indonesia's resort island of Lombok was rocked by a magnitude 7 earthquake today, 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.

Residents in Lombok's main city Mataram described a strong jolt that sent people scrambling out of buildings.
The tremor came a week after a shallow 6.4-magnitude quake hit the island, killing 17 people and damaging hundreds of buildings.
It triggered landslides that briefly trapped trekkers on popular mountain hiking routes.

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