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>> Bali and Lombok were rocked by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Sunday triggering panic among holiday makers and residents. The two resort islands in Indonesian waters were struck in the early evening after sunset. No official information about possible casualties was available for hours after the incident. Reports say the epicenter of the quake was on Lombok, though it was initially thought have happened just off the coast.
The earthquake struck at a depth of ten kilometers, a week after a magnitude 6.4 quake killed 14 people on Lombok and briefly stranded hundred of hikers on the slopes of a volcano. Witnesses say the initial quake grew in intensity, wrecking windows and doors in their frames. It's thought there were numerous aftershocks, as people fled from buildings.
The country's disaster management agency urged people to stay away from the sea and beaches. However, an initial warning of a tsunami, with waves of up to 0.5 meters, was later withdrawn.