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Bali tsunami warning as 5.7-magnitude earthquake strikes

  • An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 struck off the coast of Bali 
  • The quake was detected north-east of Kemeduran and sparked tsunami fears
  • Quake was 125km north-east of Surabaya and a depth of 588km was measured

A huge undersea earthquake has struck off the coast of Bali, Indonesia.

The 5.7 magnitude quake was detected north-east of Kemeduran on Thursday, the US Geological Survey has confirmed.

The quake was 125km northeast of Surabaya, Java, and was measured at a depth of 588km – immediately sparked fears of a tsunami.  

An undersea earthquake with a magnitute of 5.7 struck off the coast of Bali, Indonesia, on Thursday. The quake was detected north-east of Kemeduran and immediately sparked fears of a tsunami (stock image)

Although an official tsunami warning has not been issued, locals living near Mount Agung volcano were seen evacuating their homes following increased seismic activity in Karangasem.  

One woman was pictured loading numerous items from her home into a truck before covering them with a tarp.

Groups of people were also seen gathering at a lookout point to watch Mount Agung for eruption.

Officials have more than doubled the size of the evacuation zone around the volcano on the tourist island of Bali and raised its alert level for the second time in less than a week.

Although an official tsunami warning has not been issued, locals living near Mount Agung volcano were seen evacuating their homes following increased seismic activity in Karangasem (pictured)

Although an official tsunami warning has not been issued, locals living near Mount Agung volcano were seen evacuating their homes following increased seismic activity in Karangasem (pictured)

Groups of people were also seen gathering at a lookout point to watch Mount Agung for eruption (pictured)

Groups of people were also seen gathering at a lookout point to watch Mount Agung for eruption (pictured)

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