THREE WERE KILLED BY A 6.0-MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE IN INDONESIA, BALI - PHILIPPINE REPUBLIC NEWS

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

THREE WERE KILLED BY A 6.0-MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE IN INDONESIA, BALI





JAKARTA: At least three people were killed by the 6.0-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia's Java and Bali islands on Thursday/ October 11, 2018, stated by a government official.

After being crushed by a collapsed building the victims in East Java's Sumenep district died.




The epicenter of the quake was in the Bali Sea around 40 km off the eastern end of Java island, according to the USGS, and was felt in Denpasar on Bali of the holiday island.






According to USGS data, the quake struck at an almost superficial depth of 10 km. Superficial quakes manage to cause more damage.




While, a 7.0-magnitude quake struck off Papua New Guinea less than two hours later, with authorities canceling a tsunami warning that was in place for a few hours. 


Organizers said that the earthquake "has not caused significant damage or any disruption to the meetings". 




"No additional action is needed at this time," they said, figuring that they will continue to monitor and provide further updates as required. 


Mr Ng is in Bali to attend the Singapore-Indonesia Leaders’ Retreat and ASEAN Leaders’ gathering with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean and Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan. 


"This public alert was posted, but life goes on as tremors here are not uncommon," said Mr Ng.

Some guests at the hotel in Nusa Dua, south of Bali's main international airport, briefly fled outside after the strong tremor shook the building.




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

"All my neighbours were also running,"  mentioned by a mother

The quake was also felt in Surabaya, the capital of East Java province, which is about 200km from Situbondo, the nearest town to the quake epicentre.

"I felt it for about 10 seconds. People were sleeping but got woken up by it," Tonny Akbar Mahendro told AFP.




The tremor comes after a 7.5-magnitude quake and subsequent tsunami struck off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi - around 1,000 km northeast of Situbondo - last month, killing more than 2,000 people.






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