Nashville native recalls experiencing 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia

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A Nashville native vacationing in Indonesia felt the effects of Sunday’s magnitude 7.0 earthquake that rocked the popular island of Lombok, killing at least 91 people. 

Allison Bohrman was in Bali, just more than 100 miles from Lombok, for a “blogging boot camp” with several other women when their hotel started to shake. 

In a video from the group posted to Instagram by @roxannetaylormedia, the chandeliers can be seen swaying back and forth as a woman says, “They are not supposed to be moving. We are having another earthquake here in Bali.” 

The women can also be heard screaming in the background of other videos, as they recount what they just experienced. 

“It was really scary. Everything was shaking,” Bohrman told News 2 over a very weak and choppy internet connection. 

“All of a sudden, the building was shaking, and just making a crazy noise,” Bohrman recalled. “I’m from Tennessee. We don’t have earthquakes, really. I kind of froze until one of the other girls grabbed us and we took off running, and we hid in the doorway for a few minutes.” 

The experience has left Bohrman humbled. She said she cannot imagine the pain and devastation so many families are dealing with. 

“I’m in a secluded area and we were able to get outside,” Bohrman said.

Bohrman described “a feeling of gratefulness and being fortunate,” saying “others weren’t so lucky.” 

Her trip in Bali will continue for another few days before she heads back home.

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