6 Magnitude Bali earthquake shaking the island early morning
Bali earthquake measuring 6 magnitudes shook the Bali region right at 07.18 am, Tuesday (7/16) morning. The earthquake that happened today at the epicentre was at a depth of 68 km at 83 km southwest of Nusa Dua, Bali. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) released the earthquake precisely at 9.11 South Latitude and 114.54 East . Based on the position and depth of the epicentre, it is estimated that this earthquake is associated with a zone of subduction between the Eurasian Plate and the Indonesia-Australian Plate.
The Bali earthquake felt up until Lombok
Mataram – Earthquake magnitude 6 shook Nusa Dua, Bali and fell up to the neighbour island of Lombok. Other residents also feel the same way. At 8:55 a.m., the residents returned to their activities. There have been no reports of damage related to the impact of the earthquake. According to info from the nearest volcano monitoring posts, this earthquake was felt as big as MMI III at the Mount Batur Observation Post and Mount Agung in Bali and Raung Mountain in Banyuwangi. This earthquake was also felt as big as II MMI at the Gunung Rinjani Observation Post, Lombok.
Was someone injured or building damaged after the quake?
Bali earthquake did not cause a tsunami because it did not cause dislocation of the seabed,” said PVMBG. Announcement to them won’t be provoked by irresponsible issues regarding the earthquake and tsunami. However, the community remains vigilant about the occurrence of aftershocks. Everything was fine and nobody reported getting injured because of the quake, moreover, all tourists were reported safe.
Tourists were shaken by the Bali earthquake in 6 Magnitude
July summer season is the peak period for tourism in Bali, where hotels hold more than 70% occupancy. While enjoying breakfast tourist was upset “What happen” ask among others. Mostly tourist from the country who doesn’t have experience with earthquakes panic. Fortunately, local staff most of them are Balinese and Indonesian who had experienced on Bali earthquake explained the conditions. Up to now no one in injured caused the quake and they continue to go sightseeing or enjoy the beautiful island.