Magnitude 7 earthquake strikes Indonesia island, tsunami alert issued

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Published on : August 5, 2018 9:48




Magnitude 7 earthquake strikes Indonesia island, tsunami alert issued
Magnitude 7 earthquake strikes Indonesia island, tsunami alert issued

A major earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Lombok island on Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported, just a week after a quake killed 17 people on the holiday island.

The latest quake had a magnitude of seven and struck just 10 km underground, the USGS said. Officials have issued a tsunami warning and urged 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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