Indonesia earthquake: UK holiday favourite Lombok hit by second MASSIVE 7.0 quake

Sunday, August 5, 2018
By Paul Martin

ANOTHER massive magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Lombok today – even more powerful than the catastrophic tremor one week ago – and has left three people dead, while a tsunami warning placed earlier in the day has been lifted.

Sun, Aug 5, 2018

The magnitude 7.0 quake struck off the north coast of Indonesia’s island of Lombok on Sunday, the Indonesian Meteorological Agency said.

Three people are confirmed to have been killed in the quake, according to Indonesian officials.

A tsunami warning of a potential tidal wave was issued for the quake, which occurred at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles) at around 6.46pm local time -but has since been lifted by the Bali Islands Disaster Migration Agency.

The latest quake follows a similar disaster exactly one week ago which left 17 people dead.

Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported the islands had experienced more than 100 aftershocks in the four hours after last week’s quake and feared a further major tremor was imminent.

Model Christine Teigen, who is in Bali, posted on Twitter in the aftermath of the tremor: “Bali. Trembling. So long.”

She had moments earlier written: “MASSIVE earthquake.”

One Bali resident posted: “Back in the house now. That was an attention getter. Strongest quake we’ve felt in the 13 years we’ve been here.

“Much stronger than the last one in Lombok that we felt in Bali Hope everyone in Lombok is safe.”

English-speaking residents and holiday-makers in Lombok immediately took to social media – with most saying it was the biggest earthquake they’d ever felt.

Stuart McDonald said: “Easily biggest quake I’ve ever felt. We’re ok, in garden. Jeez.”

And Rui Grilo tweeted: “Felt it in the south coast of Lombok too. It arrived here attenuated, at least where we were.”

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