Authorities in Indonesia lifted a tsunami warning on Sunday after a massive earthquake rocked the popular tourist mecca of Bali, a week after another quake in the same region killed more than a dozen people.
The United States Geological Survey said the quake, initially listed as a magnitude 7.0 earthquake but later downgraded to a magnitude 6.9, was reported around 7:46 a.m. ET off the country’s Lombok Island, located next to Bali.
The quake was about 19 miles deep and had an epicenter about a mile east-southeast of Loloan, according to the USGS. 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.
Indonesia’s Disaster Mitigation Agency promptly issued an alert, saying that there was the “potential” for a tsunami to take place.