Earthquake hits Lombok and shakes Bali, too


JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A magnitude 7.0 quake has killed at least 39 people on the tourist island of Lombok, about 50 miles from Bali. A brief tsunami warning went into effect but was later lifted.

The quake was strongly felt in Bali, where it damaged buildings.

It was the second quake to hit Lombok in a week. A magnitude 6.4 quake on July 29 killed 16 people.

Model Chrissy Teigen shared her shock and worry in real-time during the earthquake. She and her husband, singer John Legend, and their two children felt the shaking while on vacation in Bali on Sunday.

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

The aftershocks unnerved Teigen, too.

"im either still trembling or these little quakes won't stop IM TRYING TO BE NORMAL HERE," she wrote.

Like Bali, Lombok is known for pristine beaches and mountains. Hotels and other buildings in both locations are not allowed to exceed the height of coconut trees.

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