6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Bali, No Tsunami Alert Issued

Publish Date: 06 Feb, 2020 10:28 AM   |   Shivalik  

Jakarta, Feb 6: On Thursday, Bali was jolted by an earthquake of magnitude 6.3; however no tsunami alerts have been issued by the authorities. 

The quake struck at 1.12 a.m. on Thursday, with the epicentre at 69 km northeast Bangkalan of East Java province and the depth at 636 km under the sea bed, an official said.

"The centre of the quake is very deep. It did not potentially trigger a tsunami, so we did not issue a warning for that," he told Xinhua news agency.

The intensity of the quake was felt 2 to 3 MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) in the tourist hub of Kute in Bali island, Trenggalek, Bangkalan of East Java province, Yogyakarta province and Pangandaran of West Java province, Jerisman said.

Bali Island is the centre of Indonesia's tourism industry, over 700,000 foreign holidaymakers visit the island every month, according to the national statistics bureau.

Indonesia is frequently stricken by an earthquake as it lies on a vulnerable quake hit zone so called "the Pacific Ring of Fire".