POWERFUL QUAKE KILLS THREE, CAUSES DAMAGE IN INDONESIA'S EAST JAVA PROVINCE
Last Updated: 2018-10-11
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SUMENEP, E. Java, Indonesia, Oct 11 (NNN-ANTARA) - Three people were reported killed, under the ruins of buildings, that collapsed when an earthquake hit the eastern region of East Java, which recorded 6.3 on the Richter scale, in Situbondo, early in the morning today (Thursday).

Three people were killed and seven injured in the villages of Jambusok, and Prambanan, sub-district of Gayam, on the island of Sapudi, off Madura, East Java, Deputy Sumenep Regent, Achmad Fauzi, said here today. "It was the report we received that the island of Sapudi was hit by a quake. We are still taking data," Achmad said.

Earlier, the Meteorology and Geophysics office said, the quake that hit at 1.44 am local time, was centred in the Bali sea, at a depth of 10 kilometres, 61 kilometres north-east of Situbondo, and 83 kilometres southeast of Sumenep.

The agency said the quake has no potential to trigger tsunami. However, the tremors were also felt strongly in the East Java capital of Surabaya.

The epicentre of the quake is 161 kilometres northwest of Nusa Dua, Bali, where the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group is underway, with delegates also discussing issue related to the quake and tsunami disasters.

The quake came when Indonesia has not fully recovered from the trauma of the devastation inflicted by a series of major earthquake in a number of areas in the country.-- NNN-ANTARA