Earthquake: 3 killed, 7 injured as moderate earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Bali

Bali: Three individuals were killed and seven others injured with another one still buried under rubbles of a building that collapsed after a 4.8-magnitude quake struck Indonesia's resort island of Bali on Saturday, October 16. The jolt triggered no tsunami. The tremors were felt until nearby Lombok Island.

The epicentre of the quake, which occurred at 3.18 a.m. with a depth of 10 kilometers, was located 8 km northwest of Karangasem district, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said,,

Head of Operational Unit of the Disaster Management Agency of Bali, Gede Adhi Tiana Putra said that two people were killed in Bangli district, while the third victim and the person who was being rescued were from Karangasem. The seven people were being treated for fractures, he said. Several houses were destroyed by the tremor and most of the damages were in Bangli district. Risk assessment of the impact of the earthquake was still undertaken by the disaster agency officials, the official said According to the official, the tremor also triggered landslides.

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