A strong earthquake has struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing at least 91 people and shaking neighbouring Bali, one week after another quake on Lombok killed more than a dozen.

The magnitude-6.9 quake struck at a depth of 15 kilometres early on Sunday evening in the northern part of Lombok, triggering a brief tsunami warning and damaging buildings as far away as Denpasar in Bali. It was followed by aftershocks as strong as magnitude-5.4.

On Lombok, thousands fled from their homes to gather for safety in open spaces, but a tsunami warning was lifted after waves just 15 centimetres high were recorded in three villages.The morning light revealed the extent of the damage in the wake of the magnitude-6.9 quake that struck Lombok.

Thousands of houses were damaged, and most of those killed were hit by collapsed houses.Debris on top of a motorcycles after an earthquake in Bali


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