Magnitude 4.8 earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Bali island, killing three

Magnitude 4.8 earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Bali island, killing three
Magnitude 4.8 earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Bali island, killing three

The search operations are over, but the authorities continue to monitor the situation (Dimas Dahani/AFP)

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 shook the Indonesian island of Bali on Saturday morning, killing at least three, the search and rescue agency said.

The agency added in a statement that the quake affected Karangasem and Bangli districts, on the eastern side of the tourist island, adding that the search operations had ended, but the authorities were continuing to monitor the situation.

The agency noted that the earthquake triggered a landslide that killed two people, while a third person was killed by falling debris.

The US Geological Survey said a 4.8-magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Banjar Wangsian, at a depth of 10 km.

Local media reported that there was no significant damage in the rest of the island. The quake was felt on the neighboring island of Lombok.

Bali reopened its doors to tourists on Thursday, after implementing restrictions for 18 months to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, but their arrival is expected to start later this month.

(Reuters)

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