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4.8 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia’s Bali, 3 killed

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The US Geological Survey (USGS) said a 4.8-magnitude quake struck Banjar Wangsian.

Jakarta:

A 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Bali on Saturday morning, killing at least three people, Indonesia’s search and rescue agency said.

The quake affected Karangasem and Bangli districts on the eastern side of the tourist island and the search operation has been completed, but officials are monitoring the situation, the agency said in a statement.

The agency said two people were killed in a landslide caused by the quake. A third, a three-year-old girl, died from falling debris.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said a 4.8-magnitude quake struck Banjar Wangsian and had a depth of 10 km (6.21 mi).

“All those affected by the quake have been evacuated, while Bali’s Disaster Mitigation Agency is still collecting damage data,” search and rescue officer Gede Darmada said in a statement.

He said rescue services pulled people across a lake as the landslide-hit community had been cut off.

Local media said there was no significant damage in other parts of Bali, while the quake was felt in the neighboring island of Lombok.

Bali reopened to international tourists on Thursday after 18 months of pandemic restrictions, but they are expected to arrive later this month.

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