At least three people have been killed and seven others injured in an earthquake on the Indonesian island of Porton. The country’s disaster management agency said on Saturday.
The quake affected the northeastern city of Banjan Wanasari. The epicenter was reported at a depth of 10 km below the surface.
Officials said two people were killed in a landslide in the Bengali area. Another was killed in the port city of Karangasem. The magnitude of the quake was 4.8 on the Richter scale.
Abdul Muhari, a spokesman for the Disaster Management Agency, said the quake was felt for five seconds. At this time people ran out of their houses in fear. However, the epicenter of the earthquake is far from the main tourist destination of Bali.
The island of Bali has been reopened to international tourists after a long hiatus due to the corona infection.
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook the island of Sulawesi last January. Hundreds of people were killed and thousands were left homeless. Three years ago, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake in Palu triggered a tsunami that killed more than 4,300 people.
News Room, October 16,2021