Large Indonesia earthquake rocks Lombok island

Map of Indonesia showing location of Lombok and Jakarta

AN IMPRESSIVE value 7 earthquake has hit the Indonesian island of Lombok, prompting a tsunami warning.

The US Geological Survey said the quake, off the north coast of the island, struck 10km (6.21 miles) underground.

It comes per week after another quake hit the island, which is well liked by tourists, killing at least 16 other folks.

Lombok, approximately 40km (25 miles) east of Bali, attracts tourists from around the international to its beaches and hiking trails.

There had been no speedy stories of casualties, but officers issued a tsunami caution and suggested other folks to move clear of the ocean.

“Please visit a spot with upper ground, even as ultimate calm and never panicking,” Dwikorita Karnawati, head of the Indonesian Meteorology Agency told native TV.

The tremors precipitated a large-scale evacuation of a close-by volcano.

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The quake was felt for a couple of seconds in Bali, where people ran out of buildings.

“the entire lodge visitors had been operating so I did too. People crammed the streets,” stated Michelle Lindsay, an Australian tourist in Bali instructed Reuters information agency.

Last week’s earthquake stranded more than 500 hikers on a mountain in Lombok.

an immense rescue operation was mounted to get them to safety.

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