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Magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Lombok Island; Tsunami alert issued

By : Salka Pai | Updated on: 05 Aug 2018, 07:07:19 PM
Magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Lombok Island: USGS (File Photo- Twitter/@VOANews)


A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Lombok Island on Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported, just a week after a quake killed 17 people on the holiday island.

The latest quake had a magnitude of seven and struck just 10 km underground, the USGS said.

Officials have issued a tsunami warning and urged people to move away from the ocean.

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“Please go to a place with higher ground, while remaining calm and not panicking,” Dwikorita Karnawati, head of the agency for meteorology, climatology and geophysics, told local TV.

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First Published : 05 Aug 2018, 06:34:47 PM