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5.2-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Bali and Southern Lombok

An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale that occurred in the southern island of Bali until to the tourist area of Ubud, Gianyar, Bali on Sunday (02/12), the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, or BNPB, reported.

Picture: earthquake.usgs.gov

The quake occurred at 11.25 a.m. with an epicenter 111 kilometers southeast of Klungkung, a district in Bali and 132 kilometers southwest of West Lombok at a depth of 10 kilometers.

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No tsunami warning was issued and so serious damages have been reported.

“I felt the tremor, it shook the window. It it only briefly,” said a tourist from France, Giome on Ubud, Gianyar, Bali.

“Tremors were also felt in Denpasar, Bangli, Gianyar, Tabanan, Kuta and Nusa Penida. Window glasses and cupboards trembled,” BNPB spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said, as quoted from Jakarta Globe.

“In Lombok, residents in Senggigi and Mataram also felt the tremors. Residents and tourists fled their homes and hotels,” he added.

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