A MAJOR earthquake has rocked the popular Indonesian holiday island of Lambok, just a week after a quake killed 17 people, sending people running from their homes and triggering a tsunami alert.
The latest quake recorded a magnitude of seven and struck just 10 km underground, according to the US Geological Survey.
Officials issued a tsunami warning and urged people to move away from the ocean.
“Please go to a place with higher ground, while remaining calm and not panicking,” Dwikorita Karnawati, head of the agency for meteorology, climatology and geophysics, told local TV.
Residents in Lombok’s main city Mataram described a strong jolt that sent people scrambling out of buildings.
“Everyone immediately ran out of their homes, everyone is panicking,” Iman, a local resident in Mataram, told AFP.
Shocks were even felt in Bali, with one local tweeting pictures of destruction at a shopping centre in Kuta.