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Earthquake kills 6 people in Indonesia

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Published: 20:11, 10 April 2021  
Earthquake kills 6 people in Indonesia

A strong earthquake killed at least six persons and damaged buildings on Indonesia’s main island of Java and shook the tourist hotspot of Bali, the hindu.com reported on Saturday (April 10).

No tsunami warnings were posted.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.0 quake struck off the island’s southern coast at 2 p.m. local time (0700 GMT). It was centered 45km (28 miles) south of Sumberpucung town of Malang District in East Java province, at a depth of 82km (51 miles).

Rahmat Triyono, the head of Indonesia’s earthquake and tsunami centre, said in a statement the undersea earthquake did not have the potential to cause a tsunami. Still, he urged people to stay away from slopes of soil or rocks that have the potential for landslides.

Falling rocks killed a woman on a motorcycle and badly injured her husband in East Java’s Lumajang district, vice-district chief Indah Amperawati told MetroTV. Several homes were also reportedly damaged in the district.