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New Indonesia Quake Kills 3 in Java Village, Shakes Bali

An earthquake collapsed homes on Indonesia’s Java island, killing at least three people, and shook the tourist hotspot of Bali on Thursday, two weeks after a major quake-tsunami disaster in a central region of the archipelago. Indonesia’s disaster agency said the nighttime quake was centered at sea, 55 kilometers (34 miles) northeast of Situbondo city, and also felt in Lombok. The U.S. Geological Survey said it had a 6.0 magnitude.  The agency said the worst affected area was in Sumenep district, East Java where three people died in one village and several homes were damaged.  It said “the earthquake was felt quite strongly by people in Sumenep and Situbondo for 2-5 seconds. People poured out of their houses. In other areas the earthquake was felt to be moderate.”  The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are holding annual meetings on Bali through Sunday. Some tourists and residents on Bali went outdoors as a precaution but then back to sleep when there was no tsunami warning. The country is still working to recover from the earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 2,000 people and left perhaps thousands more buried deeply in mud in some neighborhoods of Palu city in central Sulawesi. Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said Wednesday the death toll from the double disaster on Sept. 28 has risen to 2,045, with most of the fatalities in the coastal city of Palu. More than 80,000 people are living in temporary shelters or otherwise displaced, he said. Possibly 5,000 people were buried in places where the earthquake caused liquefaction, a phenomenon where wet soil weakens and collapses, becoming mud that sucks houses and everything else into the ground in a quicksand-like effect. Stretches of the coastline were trashed by the tsunami that Nugroho said had waves up to... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, New Indonesia Quake Kills 3 in Java Village, Shakes Bali, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you New Indonesia Quake Kills 3 in Java Village, Shakes Bali

 

 

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Published By: VOA NEWS - Thursday, 11 October, 2018

 

 

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