Residents and tourists on Bali were awoken by tremors from a powerful 6.2 earthquake that hit south of the village of Tolotangga 1350 kilometres east of the nation’s capital, Jakarta this Friday morning at 6:30 am local time.
The US Geological Survey has confirmed that the earthquake was about 72 kilometres deep and there is no tsunami alert and no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
The tremors felt in Bali are believed to have lasted about three minutes and they were strong enough to send people running from their hotels and their homes.
Indonesia’s earthquake disaster agency have claimed that their officials are checking to see if the quake has created any major damage to infrastructure or has caused injury or death but none has been reported at this time.
This makes it twice in this month that Indonesia has be struck by earthquakes and on December 7, 100 people were killed in Ache Province when it was hit by a magnitude 6.5 quake. Indonesia is located on the famed ‘Pacific Ring of Fire’ and it experiences frequent seismic and volcanic activity.