The epicenter was located at 8.30 latitude and 116.00 east longitude, or 18 km northwest of Lombok
The earthquake struck at 6:09 am on Monday morning which woke up locals in Karangasem.
One resident from Karangasem, told The Bali Sun over the phone that she felt shaking in her house and the lights were swaying back and forth.
“It was not too bad. Just some minor shaking and my lights were moving”
Head of BMKG Denpasar, Dr. M. Taufik Gunawan confirmed the earthquake to The Bali Sun and said the earthquake was felt in both Lombok and Bali.
“The impact of the earthquake based on community reports came in the form of shaking was felt in the Karangasem region and Lombok where vibrations were felt by some people” said Gunawan.
As of 6:22 am BMKG monitoring results had not shown any subsequent earthquake activity. There has been no Tsunami warning issued.
BMKG appealed to the public to remain calm.
“Make sure official information is only sourced from BMKG which is distributed through official communication channels that have been verified,” said Gunawan in its release.