Published: Mon, August 06, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Merle Christensen

The aftermath of the deadly 6.9 magnitude quake in Indonesia

The aftermath of the deadly 6.9 magnitude quake in Indonesia

He says there are no reports of injured Australians.

Chrissy Tiegen and Teresa Palmer tweeted from the Indonesian islands, as they were there at the time of the natural disaster.

The model, along with singer-husband John Legend and their two children, felt the shaking on neighbouring Bali on Sunday.

"Trembling. So long", Teigen tweeted to her 10.6 million followers.

An Australian tourist who felt the impact of the deadly Indonesian natural disaster has described the scenes of panic and chaos as he and his partner attempted to find their way out of their Bali hotel.

A spokesman for Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency told the AFP news agency that many buildings had been affected in Lombok's main city of Mataram, majority built with weak construction materials.

Mr Dutton, who is in Lombok for a counter-terrorism meeting, was on the 12th floor of a hotel when the quake hit, telling Fairfax Media it was "was powerful enough to put us on the floor".

"Lots of people screaming and lots of the sounds of the roofs falling in and the walls collapsing and general chaos". The quake comes one week after another deadly quake hit both tourist destinations.

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Hundreds of tourists were evacuated from Mt Rinjani, Indonesia's second highest volcano, after the July 29 natural disaster.

National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho announced on Monday morning the death toll had risen after officials has earlier said at least 39 people had died.

Najmul Akhyar, district chief of North Lombok, told MetroTV that there was an electrical blackout so he was unable to assess the entire situation, but that at least three people had been killed.

Officials have issued a tsunami warning and urged people to move away from the ocean.

Debris littered the streets of Lombok and Bali, which local people sought to clean up in the hours after the quake.

Indonesian authorities have lifted a tsunami warning that was issued after a strong natural disaster struck the popular tourist island of Lombok.

"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.

Indonesia's resort islands of Bali and Lombok have been rocked by a magnitude 7 quake, prompting a tsunami warning and panic among holidaymakers, including Australians, and residents.

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