The earthquake hit Indonesian islands Lombok and Bali midday August 5. A 6.9 magnitude earthquake, the quake was 10.5 kilometres (6.5 miles) deep. 91 deaths have been reported, and the The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said the death toll is expected to rise.
32-year-old model and social media personality Chrissy Teigen is on holiday in Bali with her singer songwriter husband John Legend, 39, and their two young children Luna, two and Miles, three months.
Live tweeting her traumatic experience, Teigen wrote in one tweet, “Bali. Trembling. So long.” and in another, “I very calmly walked outside saying clutching baby saying “I’m naked. I’m naked. I’m naked.” like a naked zombie.”
Just hours before Teigen had posted via Instagram and Twitter images of her luxurious Bali holiday.
Meanwhile Take That singer Gary Barlow, 47, who is also on holiday in Bali, responded to concerned fans tweets with “Thank you for all your lovely messages today,” and “Thank you for your concern – we’re all fine – just a bit shaken up.”
Just days prior Barlow shared images and videos of him enjoying what seemed like a tranquil holiday on the tropical island.
The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) estimates that over 13,000 houses have been flattened by yesterday’s earthquake. The Indonesian Military said it will provide a ship with medical supplies and rescue workers.
Hundreds of tourists have been left stranded and terrified on Indonesian islands following the earthquake.
British holidaymakers were caught up in the chaos after a magnitude 7.0 quake wreaked destruction on Lombok and the nearby Gili islands on Sunday.
Helen Brady, 29, a writer from Manchester, said she and her boyfriend had narrowly escaped death after the earthquake began on Gili Trawangan.
She told the Press Association: “All the lights went out and most buildings (were) demolished.
“If we’d have been one minute slower we’d have been dead, or at the very least severely injured.”
Many were forced to flee to higher ground amid fear that the quake would be followed by a tsunami.
James Kelsall, a 28-year-old from Woodford Green in London, had been visiting palm-fringed Gili Trawangan with his partner Helen.
He said: “There were lots of injuries and pain on the island from buildings that had collapsed on to people.
“All the locals were frantically running and screaming, putting on life jackets.
“We followed them up to higher ground, which was a steep, uneven climb to the top of a hill in darkness.”
He added: “It was literally the most terrifying thing I have experienced and the uncertainty of the tsunami, I had pictures of Thailand in my head from when it happened there.”
Indonesia is no stranger to earthquakes as it sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire which regularly triggers earthquakes. One of the most devastating natural disasters in history ravaged Indonesia in 2004. The Indian Ocean tsunami killed 226,000 people in 13 countries, including more than 120,000 in Indonesia.