Powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes of Indonesia’s Bali

Powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes of Indonesia’s Bali. File Picture: USA Today
Powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes of Indonesia’s Bali. File Picture: USA Today
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Daily US Times, Bali: A strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake has struck south of Bali, Indonesia.

The earthquake jolted Indonesia’s vacation island of Bali early on Thursday (March 19), however, no tsunami warning was issued.

The European Seismological Centre (EMSC) mentioned the quake was at a depth of 10 kilometers.

It quake struck at 1:45 am (1745 GMT) with an epicenter 255 kilometers south of the town of Nusa Dua, the US Geological Service reported.

No casualties or infrastructure injuries have been reported to this point, however, the quake was strongly felt across the vacation island.

Indonesia’s climate and geophysics bureau mentioned there was no tsunami risk. The epicenter was a comparatively shallow 10km deep. 

A resort staffer Indra Kurniawan simply obtained dwelling from work when the jolt shook his boarding home in Canggu, Bali.

‘The shaking was not that highly effective however ones might really feel it. It lasted not more than a minute,’ he told Agence France-Presse.

The Southeast Asian archipelago is among the most disaster-prone nations on Earth.

In 2018, a 7.5-magnitude quake and a subsequent tsunami in Palu on Sulawesi island left greater than 4,300 people dead.

Indonesia suffers frequent seismic and volcanic exercise due to its place on the Pacific ‘Ring of Hearth’, the place tectonic plates collide.

Greater than 2,200 people died and another 1,000 have been declared missing in 2018 after a 7.5 magnitude quake and subsequent tsunami on Sulawesi island.

A 9.1 magnitude earthquake on December 26 in 2004 struck Aceh province, inflicting a tsunami that claimed the lives of greater than 170,000 individuals in Indonesia.

Bali is an Indonesian island recognized for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, seashores, and coral reefs.

The island is home to religious sites comparable to cliffside Uluwatu Temple.

To the south, the beachside city of Kuta has energetic bars, whereas Seminyak, Sanur, and Nusa Dua are fashionable resort cities. The island can be recognized for its yoga and meditation retreats.

Powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes of Indonesia’s Bali

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