At least 3 killed as 4.8 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali — RT World News

According to the search and rescue agency of Indonesia, at least three deaths and seven injuries have occurred after an earthquake measuring 4.8 magnitude struck Bali on Saturday morning.

This panicked most people in Bangli and Karangasem districts, on the east coast of the island.

The US Geological Survey estimated that the earthquake’s magnitude was 4.8. They stated that the epicenter of the event occurred at a distance of 10 kilometers (10 km) from the port of Singaraja, which is 62 kilometers (38.5 mi) north of Singaraja. A 4.3 magnitude earthquake was immediately followed by another aftershock.

Two people were killed when a landslide caused by the earthquake buried them. A third victim was also thrown by debris. According to the agency, most of those injured sustained head and fracture injuries and were left with minor brain damage. 

Bali, which is often called the ‘Island of the Gods’, only reopened to international tourists earlier this week after 18 months of curbs aimed at stemming the spread of Covid-19. However, foreign visitors are only expected to start flocking to the island next month as direct international flights haven’t resumed yet. 

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Indonesia is a vast archipelago, located on the so-called ‘Ring of Fire’ – an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Ocean –So eruptions and earthquakes are common in this nation of 270million.

January was the year that the nation’s last earthquake occurred. The earthquake had an intensity of 6.2, and caused at least 105 deaths. It also resulted nearly 6,500 injuries.

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