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Tsunami Early Warning Issued For Indonesia After 7.0 Earthquake

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

Moments ago the the Indonesian geological agency issued a tsunami warning immediately following a powerful magnitude 7 earthquake which hit along the coast of Indonesia’s Lombok Island and the popular tourist hotspot of Bali.

According to Reuters:

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck off the north coast of Indonesia’s island of Lombok on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said.

Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency said the earthquake, which struck at a depth of 15km, prompted a tsunami warning.

The earthquake was recorded to the north of the tropical island destination of Lombok Island, next to Bali, and occurred close to 7:00pm local time.

The Indonesian government’s official geological agency, BMKG, confirms a tsunami warning has been issued, according to their latest statement on Twitter.

#Gempa Mag:5.0, 05-Aug-18 20:07:38 WIB, Lok:8.09 LS,116.46 BT (37 km TimurLaut LOMBOKUTARA-NTB), Kedlmn:51 Km, tdk berpotensi tsunami #BMKG pic.twitter.com/j5DGwqxbV5

— BMKG (@infoBMKG) August 5, 2018

People in the region are reportedly bracing for the impact of potential tsunamis while scanning the water for unusual activity, according to breaking reports. 

Friends in #Lombok, #Bali, #EastJava, and East Madura, stay safe, stay away from the water for the next few hours… #Tsunami #Tsunami warning! pic.twitter.com/RuDbA1P0hX

— Gerry Soejatman (@GerryS) August 5, 2018

The Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics announced further on Twitter that a "tsunami aftermath" was detected in Carik and Badas. 

#Pemutakhiran,Tsunami akibat Gmp Mag:7.0SR, telah terdeteksi di Carik(18:48WIB)0.135m, Badas(18:54WIB)0.100m, Lembar(19:27WIB)0.090m #BMKG pic.twitter.com/2gBcvMUJ96

— BMKG (@infoBMKG) August 5, 2018

A local television advisory issued the following emergency message: "Please go to a place with higher ground, while remaining calm and not panicking," Dwikorita Karnawati, an Indonesian expert meteorology, climatology and geophysics, announced in the quake's aftermath. 

7.0-magnitude quake jolts Indonesia's Lombok Island, tsunami alert issued

BREAKING NEWS: @gungmp: it could be felt in Bali, footage at Hardys Mall Tabanan 2nd floor . guests got Panic! #ElshintaEdisiSore pic.twitter.com/wrLztFnptk

— Bali Promotion Center???? (@translatorbali) August 5, 2018

The earthquake follows a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck the region only a week ago, which left over 15 people dead, and with some estimates placing the death toll close to 20. 

Video shows the moment a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's Lombok pic.twitter.com/fvUGUzsx6h

— BNO News (@BNONews) August 5, 2018

Model Chrissy Teigen, who is currently vacationing in Bali with husband John Legend and their two children, said on Twitter it was a "massive" earthquake with "so many aftershocks".


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