Jakarta-an earthquake of magnitude 6 shook the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali in the early hours of Thursday, according to the geological survey of the United States (USGS). The director of the Indonesian geological service said that victims or damage there was at the moment.
The quake did not cause a tsunam, told AFP Dwikorita Karnawati.
The earthquake occurred at 18 H 44 GMT North-East of the eastern tip of Java, about 40 km from the island, and at a depth of 10.3 km, according to the USGS. He was in Denpasar, capital of Bali, island very frequented by tourists.
Illustrative image / Pixabay «was very is and it lasted pretty», said a woman named Davy who took refuge in the parking lot of a Bali hotel, several kilometers from where the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank hold their annual meetings this year. Some guests of the hotels in Nusa Dua, South of the island of Bali, briefly took to the streets once the earthquake did shake buildings.
The tremor was very strong. I got up immediately and took my children out of the House, he told AFP Ni Komang Sudiani.
The quake was also felt in Surabaya, the capital of East Java, located about 200 km from Situbondo, the town closest to the epicenter.
I felt it for about 10 seconds. People was asleep but woke up feeling»trembling, Tonny Akbar Mahendro told AFP.
The quake occurs less than two weeks after an earthquake of magnitude 7.5 followed by a tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Celebras, about 1,000 km north of Situbondo, and that left around 2,000 dead.
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