Fear in Indonesia, on the island of Bali: an earthquake magnitude 4.8 caused 3 victims and 7 injured.
Two people died in a landslide that overwhelmed their home in the district of Bangli, and another lost his life in Karangasem: the most serious damage to buildings and temples was recorded in the latter location.
Houses and government structures were damaged in Trunyan and in the villages of Kintamani, a popular tourist destination with a beautiful lake.
The earthquake struck just before dawn on Saturday local time, generating panic in the population, who fled to the street in panic: it was located by the US Geophysical Institute USGS 16 km north-northeast from Banjar Wangsian, about 10 km of depth.
The event, which took place at 22:18 Italian time, shook several buildings and caused fractures in the ground. Several aftershocks after the first shock (including a 4.3 magnitude earthquake) lasted about 5 seconds.
Known as the “island of the gods”, Bali is home to more than 4 million people. It is famous for its temples, volcanoes and beautiful white sand beaches. On Thursday, the island reopened to international travelers for the first time in more than a year.
The Indonesian archipelago is located on the so-called Pacific Belt of Fire, an area in which about 7,000 earthquakes are recorded a year.
The last major earthquake occurred in January: a 6.2 magnitude quake killed at least 105 people and injured nearly 6,500.