Photo Gallery: Massive earthquake jolts Indonesia's tourist island

An earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter Scale has caused widespread destruction in the Indonesian island of Lombok.

Aug 06, 2018, 08:00 AM IST

An earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter Scale has caused widespread destruction in the Indonesian island of Lombok.

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Death toll after a massive earthquake in Indonesia's Lombok could well cross 100 as rescue workers race against time to carry out emergency services. (All photos courtesy: Reuters)

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The earthquake struck on Sunday (August 5) and left both tourists and locals in a state of panic.

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Eyewitness accounts tell of shocking tales of people running out of buildings and screaming in absolute disarray. 

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Indonesia quickly issued a tsunami warning following the earthquake but it has since been rolled back.

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This was the second earthquake to have hit Lombok in a week with the previous jolt - measuring 6.4 - killing 17.

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