Earthquake: Holiday islands Bali and Lombok


No tsunami warning was given after Bali, also known as the Island of the Gods, and nearby Lombok was struck by a powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake Thursday morning. Both islands are major and popular travel and tourism destinations packed with visitors from around the world,

It had struck some 190 miles south of the Indonesian island of Lombok, according to preliminary data from the US Geological Survey.

The quake happened at a depth of 29 km some 300 kilometers south of Praya, the main town of Central Lombok Regency on Lombok Island.

There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles). EMSC estimated there were about 1.7 million people in the felt area.

USGS issued a green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.

Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are vulnerable to earthquake shaking, though some resistant structures exist.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.