Indonesia issues tsunami warning after 7.0 quake hits Bali

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A strong quake has again struck the Indonesian resort island of Lombok, killing 82 people.

At 6.46pm Sunday 5 August local time, a magnitude 6.9 quake struck Lombok, with the epicentre located 18 kilometres south-west of East Lombok island.

The magnitude 7.0 quake has killed at least 39 people on the tourist island of Lombok, about 50 miles (80.5 kilometers) from Bali.

Indonesia, one of the most disaster-prone nations on earth, straddles the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire", where tectonic plates collide and numerous world's volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur.

These are tweets from Bali and Lombok, both major tourist destinations in Indonesia are coming from visitors in panic.

Rescuers are still struggling to reach survivors of the deadly Indonesian quake that has killed at least 91 people.

The strong tremor, which sent people running in panic from homes and hotels in the early morning.

Ambulances, their sirens blaring, raced along the coast from north Lombok, but BNPB spokesman Nugroho said emergency units in hospitals across the island were overflowing and some patients were being treated in parking lots.

"Bali. Trembling. So long.", before adding "Phewwwwww", indicating that the tremors had stopped.

The quake damaged buildings as far away as Denpasar on the neighboring island of Bali.

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The quake struck at a shallow depth of 10.5km in the northern part of Lombok.

"Mate, we were knocked certainly to the floor".

In his post, Mr Shanmugam said that he is now waiting for a flight out of Lombok and thanked everyone for the kind thoughts and prayers.

The cookbook author even found time to throw in some humour - in the most Chrissy Teigen way - as she revealed that she stumbled outside with her baby saying, 'I'm naked.

Foreign tourists sit and lie on the floor as they queue to leave Lombok Island after an natural disaster hit, as seen at Lombok International Airport, Indonesia, August 6, 2018. We are staying in a treehouse and it was swaying like insane.

Mr Nugroho said there were no fatalities among the local and foreign tourists and a joint search and rescue team had deployed three ships to evacuate people.

Home Affairs Minister K.Shanmugam of Singapore described the natural disaster on Facebook as it shook violently the bulding in which he was staying.

"It was quite impossible to stand up. We are all queueing at the port, but there´s not enough boats", she said tearfully. "Praying for the attractive people of this region who've been affected by the natural disaster".

The powerful natural disaster struck the popular resort island of Lombok Indonesia and was felt on Bali, just to the west of the Island according to Indonesia's national Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency.

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