A tectonic quake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale occured in Bali at 5.54 am on Thursday.
Head of Mataram Geophysics Station said, based on BMKG information, there was a magnitude 5.0 RS earthquake with the epicenter coordinates at 8.3 LS and 115.55 BT, or precisely located on land at a distance of 5km south of Kubu, Karangasem regency at a depth of 10 km, Seminyak Times reported.
“The tremor was felt in several areas on the island of Lombok especially Mataram (the capital city of West Nusa Tenggara),” head of Geophysics Station in Mataram, Agus Riyantom said when contacted for confirmation of the quake.
Agus said weak and medium tremors were also felt in Denpasar and Karangasem, Bali, and Mataram in Lombok, Antara News reported.
In Kuta, Bali, the tremor was felt at the range of Modified Mercalli Intensity II to III and it was felt by several people.
“The quake had no potential to cause a tsunami,” he said. In view of its depth the quake was a shallow type quake caused by local fault line activity.