DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — A reasonably robust earthquake and two aftershocks hit Indonesia’s resort island of Bali on Tuesday, inflicting panic however no rapid experiences of harm or casualties.
The U.S. Geological Survey mentioned the magnitude 4.9 quake was centered 35 kilometers (22 miles) north of Amlapura, a metropolis in Bali’s Karangasem district. Its shallow depth of 9.6 kilometers (6 miles) might have induced individuals to run outdoors.
Many residents and vacationers rushed out of their houses and accommodations towards greater floor, however the state of affairs returned to regular after they obtained textual content messages saying the quake had no potential to set off a tsunami.
Indonesia, an unlimited archipelago of 270 million individuals, is ceaselessly struck by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis due to its location on the “Ring of Hearth,” an arc of volcanoes and fault traces that arcs the Pacific.
An earthquake of an analogous magnitude within the hilly Karangasem final 12 months triggered landslides and reduce off no less than three villages, killing no less than three individuals.
A magnitude 5.6 earthquake on Nov. 21 killed no less than 331 individuals and injured practically 600 in West Java’s Cianjur metropolis. It was the deadliest in Indonesia since a 2018 quake and tsunami in Sulawesi killed about 4,340 individuals.
In 2004, a particularly highly effective Indian Ocean quake set off a tsunami that killed greater than 230,000 individuals in a dozen international locations, most of them in Indonesia’s Aceh province.