Published: Wed, July 17, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Strong quake hits off Indonesia's Bali island

Strong quake hits off Indonesia's Bali island

According to Channel News Asia, an undersea natural disaster with a magnitude of 6.1 struck south Bali today (16th July), causing some locals and visitors to rush out of buildings.

Video showed damage to an ornate entranceway in Nusa Dua, an area home to high-end resorts in Bali.

It said the quake struck at a depth of 68 kilometers (42 miles).

No tsunami warning has been issued at this stage according to the BMKG, the Indonesian agency that monitors earthquakes.

On Sunday, at least one person was killed after a powerful 7.3 magnitude natural disaster struck off the coast of Halmahera, the largest island in Indonesia's Maluku Islands.

A Balinese man stands near a damaged temple in Bali, Indonesia Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

Another Twitter user, Marc van Voorst, described the quake as feeing like "a heavy truck or train passing by at close range".

Citing the Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics Agency here, The Jakarta Post reported that the quake could be felt across Bali, on Lombok Island in West Nusa Tenggara and also in some parts of East Java.

In the previous year, a 7.5-magnitude quake and a subsequent tsunami in Palu on Sulawesi island killed more than 2,200 with a thousand more declared missing.

Its Moluccas islands were hit by a powerful 7.2 quake on Sunday that killed at least two people and prompted hundreds to flee their homes.

Indonesia is situated on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, which is frequently hit by earthquakes and sometimes accompanying tsunamis.

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