BMKG records 10 Bali quake aftershocks

BMKG records 10 Bali quake aftershocks

(ANTARA/A.A Gde Agung)

Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA News) - The office of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) in Bali recorded a total of 10 aftershocks by Thursday evening after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake rocked the resort island in the afternoon.

"Based on the results of our monitoring up till now there have been 10 aftershocks. But only the 10th aftershock could be felt," the head of BMKG office in Bali, Wayan Suwardana, said here on Thursday.

The 10th aftershock occurred at 03.52 p.m. with a magnitude of 5.6 on the Richter scale, he said.

The epicenter of the 10th aftershock located at 9.76 degrees southern latitude and 114.53 degrees eastern longitude was not far from that of the previous quake, he said.

"Like the main quake, the aftershock did not have the potential to trigger a tsunami," he said.

He said the office had kept monitoring latest developments in the aftermath of the 6.8-magnitude quake. He added however that he had yet to receive a report as to whether another aftershock would occur.

He said the 11th quake was felt by passengers who were waiting at the Ngurah Rai airport`s domestic departure terminal.

Bali was rocked by an earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale on Thursday afternoon.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said the quake was centered 143 km southwest of Dua Dua, Bali, at a depth of 10 km.

But the temblor did not have the potential to cause a tsunami.

At least 46 people have been taken to Sanglah Hospital in Bali following the quake.
(Uu.S012/HAJM/H-YH)

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