Bali Earthquake: 6.1 magnitudes ‘undersea’ tremor jolts Indonesian tourist island

Bali [Indonesia], July 16: An undersea tremor with a magnitude of 6.1 measured on the Ritcher scale has jolted the southern region of the Indonesian vacationer island of Bali.

The focal point of Tuesday’s tremor was 102km southwest of Denpasar and 100km profound, the European quake checking organization EMSC said.

It was likewise felt across Lombok, Bali, and East Java, according to 7news reports.

However, no tsunami warnings were issued from the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Made Rentin, leader of the Bali Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD), said the organization was attempting to survey harm and casualties brought about by the seismic earthquake.

“We are still doing an assessment to collect data of the impact of the earthquake,” he said.

“We urge people to stay calm and don’t panic.”

A Twitter client with the handle Indounik in the city of Ubud on Bali stated the earthquake was “strong enough to make me adopt the drop, cover & hold approach recommended to survive a quake”.

Marc van Voorst, another Twitter user, described the tremor as feeling like a “heavy truck on a train passing by at close range”.

He said there was no frenzy, despite the fact that his inn in the Uluwatu zone shook a considerable amount.

The 6.1 size seismic tremor happened at 7.18am focal Indonesian time, about 83km southwest of Nusa Dua.

Indonesia endures visit tremors, now and then causing tidal waves, since it lies on the seismically dynamic Pacific Ring of Fire.


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