Lombok Earthquake – the latest …

Indonesia earthquake update: Is there a tsunami warning in Lombok? Can you travel to Bali?

LOMBOK is under threat from a second huge earthquake as a 7.0 magnitude tremor has struck the popular holiday destination, prompting fears of a tsunami on the major island. Is there a tsunami warning in Bali and Lombok?

Indonesia earthquake: Tourist recalls moment quake struck

Indonesia is in the grips of a second massive tremor, just a week following a major earthquake which killed 17 people.

Both Bali and Lombok were issued warnings in the wake of the disaster, which saw panic among both holiday makers and residents.

The highly popular island resorts remain a first choice for many British tourists, and many could soon be under threat from a tsunami.

Large scale evacuations last week saw a volcano popular with hikers abandoned as the tremors hit.

Is there a tsunami warning?

Indonesian authorities have issued a tsunami warning for the city, as the earthquake struck with 7.0 magnitude.

The massive quake struck at a depth of 10.5km, just off the north coast of Lombok, prime conditions for a tsunami to take form.

So far, there have been no casualty reports, but these are likely to change as the situation develops.

Bali Earthquake tsunami warning 2018

Bali Earthquake: Is there a tsunami warning? (Image: USGS)

The United States Geological survey has issued a yellow warning in the wake of the earthquake.

This means that possible loss to life and economy are likely.

The warning states: “Yellow alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses.

“Some casualties and damage are possible and the impact should be relatively localised.

“Past yellow alerts have required a local or regional level response.”

Bali earthquake 2018 tsunami warning

Last week’s earthquake took 17 lives (Image: GETTY)

Can you still travel to Bali?

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

East and north Bali felt tremors, but so far there have been no travel restrictions put own by the Foreign Office.

Bali officials have advised that people should move away from the ocean as the tsunami warning is laid down.

Bali tsunami warning lombok earthquake

The full extent of the tremors is demonstrated here (Image: USGS

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