Three dead as new Indonesia quake shakes Bali

People survey the damage caused by Sept. 28 earthquake at Balaroa neighborhood in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Indonesia's disaster agency said Wednesday that it only needs tents, water treatment units, generators and transport from other countries as it responds to the Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 2,000 people. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Palu, Indonesia – 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 earthquake struck at nighttime, the centre was at sea, 55 kilometres (34 miles) northeast of Situbondo city, and also felt in Lombok. According to the U.S. Geological Survey said it was 6.0 magnitude.

The worst affected area, which killed three people was in Sumenep district, East Java village and several homes were damaged.

The disaster agency 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 currently holding annual meetings on Bali through Sunday.

Tourists and residents went back to sleep after no tsunami warning was given. The country is still recovering from a earthquake that struck just two weeks ago, which triggered a tsunami, killing over 2000 people.

The official death toll is at 2,045 and more than 80 000 people are living in temporary shelters or otherwise displaced.

Photo credit- WBRE- File photo

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