JAKARTA, Indonesia — Highly effective earthquakes struck off the coast of the Indonesian resort island of Lombok close to the favored resort island of Bali on Sunday night, triggering a tsunami warning and prompting panicked residents and guests to flee to security.
The earthquakes — with magnitudes of 6.eight and seven.zero — struck off Lombok’s north coast and have been felt on Bali, simply to the west, Indonesia’s nationwide Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Company stated.
Tv footage confirmed residents and vacationers fleeing for canopy on each islands.
Minutes later, what could have been be an aftershock, measuring magnitude 5.6, struck the identical area, the company stated.
The US Geological Survey confirmed the 7.zero quake in a post on Twitter.
The Indonesia company reported that the primary two earthquakes each struck at 6:45 p.m. western Indonesian time. They occurred in the identical space 6.Four-magnitude earthquake struck within the early hours of July 29, killing 17 folks and injuring greater than 160.
That quake despatched villagers fleeing into open fields to keep away from collapsing buildings.
The company initially reported that Sunday’s earthquakes didn’t generate a tsunami, however inside minutes put out a warning attainable tsunami had shaped off the north coast of Lombok.