Indonesia issues tsunami warning after 7.0 quake hits Bali

  • Indonesia issues tsunami warning after 7.0 quake hits Bali

Indonesia issues tsunami warning after 7.0 quake hits Bali

The latest quake had a magnitude of seven and struck just 10 km underground, the USGS said.

Seawater had entered two villages as high as 10cm and 13cm, Karnawati said later.

Iwan Asmara, an official from the local Disaster Mitigation Agency, said people poured out from their houses in panic to move to higher ground, particularly in Mataram and North Lombok.

"They are mostly buildings with weak construction material", Nugroho said.

"Everyone immediately ran out of their homes, everyone is panicking", Iman said.

Video aired by Kompas TV showed patients being evacuated from a hospital in Bali's Tabanan district.

There were no immediate reports of casualties, the news agency Reuters reported.

Model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen, who is now on vacation in Bali with husband John Legend and their two children, said on Twitter it was a "massive" natural disaster.

Twitter user @Bali_chris shared images of heavy damaged caused on the island of Bali: 'Strongest quake we've felt in the 13 years.

"The first one lasted quite a while, the second one was only about 2-5 seconds".

In July, over 680 people were trapped on a volcano on tourist island Lombok, after a deadly natural disaster hit the island nation. Indonesia is located in the Ring of Fire, an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean, which is vulnerable to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

People have been told to stay away from the sea over fears of a tsunami.