Disasters & Accidents

Magnitude-4.8 earthquake kills 3 on Indonesian island of Bali

Jakarta, Oct 16 (EFE).- Three people died and another seven were seriously injured on Saturday as a result of a magnitude-4.8 earthquake that struck the Indonesian island of Bali early in the day, emergency teams reported.

The earthquake, located at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles) in eastern Bali, toppled several buildings and caused landslides along several sections of roads that are hampering search and rescue efforts.

The Disaster Management Agency teams said in a statement that they are still gathering information from operations being carried out in some areas of the Indonesian resort island.

Several aftershocks have occurred after the earthquake, which lasted approximately 5 seconds, prompting the authorities to ask people to remain on alert.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area of great seismic and volcanic activities with 127 active volcanoes. It experiences about 7,000, mostly-moderate, quakes a year. EFE


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