Indonesia earthquake: HUGE 6.0 magnitude ROCKS volcanic Java island

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
By Paul Martin

INDONESIA’s Java island has been rocked by a huge 6.0 magnitude earthquake, the US Geological Survey (USGS) has confirmed, shaking buildings and sending residents fleeing from the homes on nearby Bali.

Wed, Oct 10, 2018

The latest earthquake to hit the stricken country on the Ring of Fire is located in the Bali Sea, with a depth of 10.4km.

It shook buildings for several seconds on nearby Bali with some residents briefly leaving their homes in the island’s capital Denpasar.

The USGS put the epicentre as 40km (25 miles) northeast of Sumberanyar on nearby Java island.

Guests at a hotel in Nusa Dua, south of Bali’s main international airport, fled outside after the strong tremor shook the building.

Ni Komang Sudiani told AFP: “The quake was very big. I immediately woke up and took my little kids out of the house.

“All my neighbours were also running.”

Bali is hosting the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank this week, which are being attended by more than 19,000 delegates and other guests, including ministers and some leaders.

It is the second earthquake to hit the area in just over 24 hours after a 4.6 magnitude quake struck 122km from East Java on Tuesday.

Indonesia suffered a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami last month on the island of Sulawesi, with the death toll currently standing at more than 2,000 people.

More than 67,000 homes were desroyed or damaged in the worst-hit city of Palu, 1,500km northeast of the capital Jakarta, displacing 82,000 people.

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