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JAKARTA, Indonesia — Powerful earthquakes struck off the coast of the Indonesian resort island of Lombok near the popular resort island of Bali on Sunday evening, triggering a tsunami warning and prompting panicked residents and visitors to flee to safety.
The earthquakes — with magnitudes of 6.8 and 7.0 — struck off Lombok’s north coast and were felt on Bali, just to the west, Indonesia’s national Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said.
The article goes on to state the following:
Television footage showed residents and tourists fleeing for cover on both islands.
Minutes later, what may have been be an aftershock, measuring magnitude 5.6, struck the same region, the agency said.
Significant 7.0 Earthquake this morning in Lombok Island in Indonesia. Tsunami warnings were issued. pic.twitter.com/rgOKyIcXAY
— Jeffrey Ray (@cbs11jeffrey) August 5, 2018
— Raveen Aujmaya (@raveenaujmaya) August 5, 2018
Video shows the moment a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s Lombok pic.twitter.com/fvUGUzsx6h
— BNO News (@BNONews) August 5, 2018
An earthquake has hit 27 km northeast of north Lombok (West Nusa Tenggara province) in Indonesia – a 15 km depth at around 1846 Jakarta time today. The magnitude of the quake is 7. There is a tsunami warning from BMKG (the Meteorology & Geophysics Agency)
— James Massola (@jamesmassola) August 5, 2018
Huge Indonesia earthquake rocks Lombok island https://t.co/qnsheS5dtf
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) August 5, 2018
— ABC News (@ABC) August 5, 2018
Tsunami warning issued after 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocks Bali, authorities say https://t.co/OANZ8c33vt
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 5, 2018
A strong earthquake has struck Indonesia’s popular tourist island of Lombok, one week after another quake in the same area killed more than a dozen people. https://t.co/nhi12DZxjG
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 5, 2018
— CNN (@CNN) August 5, 2018
Magnitude ~7 earthquake just now in south-eastern Indonesia has occurred in the same location as the M6.4 earthquake on Thursday last week. Shallow depth (6-10 km) means that “Severe” (estimated intensity 8) shaking might have occurred locally. Thoughts with those in the area. pic.twitter.com/AVSPVvWtmr
— Stephen Hicks (@seismo_steve) August 5, 2018
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