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Tsunami Warning Issued After Earthquake Rocks Indonesian Island Near Bali

Tsunami Warning Issued After Earthquake Rocks Indonesian Island Near Bali

A 6.9-magnitude quake struck Indonesia on Sunday, and a series of aftershocks also shook the country, the United States Geological Survey said.

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake was centred 50 kilometres northeast of the city Mataram on the northern part of Lombok island, with a depth of 10 km.

The tremor came a week after a shallow 6.4-magnitude quake hit Lombok, killing 17 people and damaging hundreds of buildings.

Lombok, about 40km (25 miles) east of Bali, attracts tourists from around the world to its beaches and hiking trails. Officials issued a tsunami warning, which was later cancelled.

Michelle Lindsay, an Australian tourist, told the paper: "All the hotel guests were running so I did too".

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The tremors fro the massive quake were apparently felt as far away as Bali, which startled many holidaymakers at the resort. People filled the streets.

Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency issued a tsunami warning after the quake struck, saying small waves were possible.

Model, Chrissy Teigen, is now in Bali with her husband John Legend and their children.

"Bali. Trembling. So long", Teigen tweeted Sunday.

She live tweeted the natural disaster to her 10.6m followers. It felt like a ride.