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Tsunami warning issued after Magnitude 7.0 earthquake

A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.0 rocked Indonesia’s Lombok island on Sunday. There were no immediate reports of damage.

The quake, which occurred at a depth of 15 km, has prompted a tsunami warning.

Officials have issued a tsunami warning and have asked people to move away from the ocean.

“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.

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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.


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