5.2-Magnitude Quake Rocks Bali, Southern Lombok

The Ministry of Tourism has invited six tour operators from Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Bulgaria and France to participate in the annual Bali and Beyond Travel Fair. (GA Photo/Mohammad Defrizal)

By : Edo Karensa | on 2:35 PM February 12, 2017
Category : News, Disasters

Jakarta. A 5.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Bali and southern Lombok on Sunday (02/12), the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, or BNPB, reported. No tsunami warning was issued.

The quake occurred at 11.25 a.m. with an epicenter 111 kilometers southeast of Klungkung, a district in Bali, at a depth of 10 kilometers.

The strongest tremors were felt by residents in Klungkung for around five seconds.

"Tremors were also felt in Denpasar, Bangli, Gianyar, Tabanan, Kuta and Nusa Penida. Window glasses and cupboards trembled," BNPB spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

"In Lombok, residents in Senggigi and Mataram also felt the tremors. Residents and tourists fled their homes and hotels," he added.

Sutopo said the quake was triggered by tectonic activities between the Indo-Australia and Eurasia plates.

No serious damages have been reported but the agency is still investigating the full impact of the quake.

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