Magnitude 7 quake rocks Indonesia's Lombok island: USGS

Magnitude 7 quake rocks Indonesia's Lombok island: USGS

Last week, a magnitude 6.4 quake hit Lombok killing 16 people.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.0 quake struck on August 5 evening at a depth of 10.5 km.

The quake was felt for several seconds in Bali, where people ran out of houses, hotels and restaurants.

Authorities have issued a tsunami warning in the aftermath which covers North Lombok, East and North Bali, the north side of East Java, Southeast Madura, South Kalimantan, and South Sulawesi.

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"All the hotel guests were running so I did too".

There were no immediate reports of casualties, but officials urged people to move away from the ocean. In late 2004, a magnitude 9.1 natural disaster off the island of Sumatra triggered a tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands of people in various nations around the Indian Ocean.

Model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen, who said she is in Bali, wrote on Twitter that the quake was "massive".

Chrissy Teigen was literally shaken Sunday after being trapped in an natural disaster on a family vacation in the popular Indonesian tourist mecca of Bali. We are on stilts.

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"So many aftershocks", she tweeted again. It felt like a ride.

Lombok and Bali are famed for their pristine beaches and mountains, with local planning restrictions in both locations being prohibited from exceeding the height of coconut trees.

Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency issued a tsunami warning after the quake struck, saying small waves were possible.

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