Earthquake Strikes Bali Area

Earthquake Strikes Bali Area

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Bali and West Nusa Tenggara, Wednesday (22/3/2017) around 7.10 am local time (GMT+8). Agus Riyanto, Head of Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) Stasiun Geofisika Mataram, explained in a written statement that the epicentre of the quake was at longitude 8.88 and latitude 115.4, about 24 km southeast from Denpasar and 117 km deep. He said the quake would not cause a tsunami.

Nevertheless, citizens of the island quickly run out their home in panic when the earthquake struck. Hotel guests in Kuta also leave their belongings in the room in order to escape the building. Fortunately, there are no reports of property damage or casualties from this tremor, except a minor damage to a temple’s gate in Bangli regency.


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