BREAKING: Huge 5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia – sparking Bali tsunami fears

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
By Paul Martin

A HUGE 5.7 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Indonesia in the Java Sea, according to the US Geological Survey.

By NICOLE STINSON
Express.co.uk
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

The quake was initially measured at a 6.0 magnitude by the USGS after it struck around 60.8 miles (98km) north-northeast of Kemeduran at midnight on Thursday.

According to local weather services the quake could spark a tsunami on the nearby island of Bali, but this has not been confirmed by authorities.

The Indonesian city of Surabaya, which is around 78 miles (125km) from where the quake struck, has a population of 2.3million.

No reports of damage or casualties have emerged yet.

More to follow...

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