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Large Earthquake Hits Bali, Indonesia; Tsunami Warning Issued

2018-08-05 16:15
Officials in Indonesia sent out a tsunami alert on Aug. 5 after a large earthquake struck the popular tourist area of Bali. The United States Geological Survey said a magnitude-7.0 tremor took place at around 11:46 a.m. local time off the country’s Lombok Island, which is near Bali. The USGS said the quake was about 6.5 miles deep. A tsunami warning was issued by Indonesia’s Disaster Mitigation Agency, which said there was potential for a tsunami. Model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen, who said she is in Bali, wrote on Twitter that the quake was “massive.” She added: “Bali. Trembling. So long.” In another post, she added: “So many aftershocks.” It’s not clear if there were any injuries or damage done in the earthquake.