Earthquake strikes Indonesia’s Java and Bali at 6-magnitude, killed 3

Earthquake strikes Indonesia’s Java and Bali at 6-magnitude, killed 3

More than three people died as a shallow with 6.0-magnitude earthquake stoke off the coast of Bali and Java in Indonesia on Thursday, reports a government official.

After the collapsed of buildings, a victim in the East Java’s Sumenep district got crushed, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman if National Disaster agency.

Mr. Nugroho said that “The earthquake happened early Thursday when they were sleeping and the quake suddenly rocked so they didn’t have time to evacuate,” added that the damage has been caused by the shake was not widespread.

Sting quake was felt in Denpasar on the island of Bali, where people fled away from buildings.

A woman named Davy, took refuge in the parking lot of a hotel in Bali said that “Wow, that was really strong and it lasted a long time.” The hotel was located several kilometers away from where Work Bank and IMF are about to hold their annual session this week.

Some guests of the hotel in Nusa Dua, which is located in the south of Bali’s main International Airport has briefly fled outside after the strong quake shook the building.

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Ni Komang Suidiani told the source that “The quake was very big. I immediately woke up and took my little kids out of the house.”

“All my neighbors were also running,” added the mother of two.

The earthquake’s epicenter was in the Bali Sea around 25 miles (40 km) of the eastern end of island Java, as per the reports of United States Geological Survey.

The strong quake was also felt in the capital of East Java province, Surabaya. Which is located about 200 km from Situbondo. It was the nearest town of the quake epicenter.

Tonny Akbar Mahendra told that “I felt it for about 10 seconds. People were sleeping but got woken up by it.”

No tsunami warning has yet been used for the earthquake.

The head of geophysics agency of Indonesia, Dwikorite Karnawati said that “the quake didn’t trigger any tsunami for sure.”

This quake comes after a 7.5-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami stroke at the island Sulawesi of Indonesia last month. Island Sulawesi is located around 1000 km northeast of Situbondo, which took the life of more than 2,000 people.

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Earthquake in eastern Indonesia’s Lombok took the lives of over 550 people over the summer.

Indonesia is one of the most disaster-prone nations on Earth, bestrides the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, where tectonic plates collide and earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occurred.

by Chandrani Sarkar on October 11, 2018

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