A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.0 rocked Indonesia’s Lombok island on Sunday. There were no immediate reports of damage. Also Read - Light-Intensity Earthquake of 3.3 Magnitude Hits Near Nagpur
The quake, which occurred at a depth of 15 km, has prompted a tsunami warning. Also Read - Moderate-Intensity Earthquakes Hit Manipur & Sikkim, No Damage or Loss of Life Reported
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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.
Residents in Lombok’s main city Mataram described a strong jolt that sent people scrambling out of buildings.
“Everyone immediately ran out of their homes, everyone is panicking,” Iman, a local resident in Mataram, told AFP.
Last week, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit the popular tourist destination leaving at least 17 people dead and hundreds injured. Thousands of homes were damaged in the East Lombok area.
More details awaited.