Tsunami warning issued after magnitude 7.0 natural disaster rocks Indonesia, tourist hotspot Bali

Tsunami warning issued after magnitude 7.0 natural disaster rocks Indonesia, tourist hotspot Bali

The United States Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.0 quake was reported around 11:46 a.m. local time off the country's Lombok Island, located next to Bali.

The quake struck off the north coast of Indonesia's island of Lombok, the US Geological Survey said.

Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency issued a tsunami warning in the minutes after the quake.

The natural disaster was felt for several seconds in Bali, prompting people to flee from houses, hotels, and restaurants.

Before the quake struck, Teigen had been sharing bits of her island vacation with followers.

Officials issued a tsunami warning, which was later cancelled.

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Another resident Rita Siswati, 47, said the quake knocked out electricity and patients were evacuated from the main hospital.

Video showed screaming people running in panic from houses in a Bali neighborhood and vehicles rocking.

In July, over 680 people were trapped on a volcano on tourist island Lombok, after a deadly quake hit the island nation. Hotels and other buildings in both locations are not allowed to exceed the height of coconut trees.

A policeman examines debris that fell and crushed parked motorbikes following a strong natural disaster on nearby Lombok island, at a shopping centre in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia August 5, 2018.

Indonesia is prone to earthquakes due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire, " an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin.

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