| 9 December 2023, Saturday |

Moderate quake rattles Indonesian tourist island Bali

A moderate earthquake shook Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali, although there were no early reports of damage or injuries.

The 5.6 magnitude quake, according to Indonesia’s meteorological and geophysics office (BMKG), lasted around a minute and caused many citizens to flow from buildings onto streets, according to witnesses.

It occurred at 1636 local time (0836 GMT) and was felt across the island and neighbouring Lombok, witnesses said. Officials at the local and national disaster mitigation agencies did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

BMKG said no tsunami was expected.

  • Reuters