A 6.0-magnitude earthquake (according to the U.S. Geological Survey) hit 100km southwest of Bali early today (Thursday 13th October) rattling buildings.
The epicentre was in the ocean south of Bali’s capital Denpasar, but no tsunami warning has been issued. Damage to some buildings has been reported and approximately 50 people suffered minor injuries from falling debris.
None of the hotels have been damaged and all the excursions are operating as normal.
The boat trips around Bali are also operating as normal. The only exception is the Bali to Lombok Gilicat catamaran which has been delayed, and may be cancelled, due to higher than normal waves in the Lombok Strait.
There is the possibility of aftershocks and we will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates if necessary.
A 7.1 Richter magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s main island of Java early this morning. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from this quake.
The U.S. Geological Survey mentioned that the epicentre was located about 318 kilometres (nearly 200 miles) in the southern Java which is just only 24 kilometres (15 miles) beneath the ocean floor.
Thousands of people in the town of Cilacap poured into the streets and ran to high ground because of potential tsunami warning alerted, but there was nothing happened after the alerted of a tsunami had passed.
Yogyakarta, one of the main central tourism in Central Java which located approximately 175 kilometres from the quake, has no effect to tourist activity. And Bali, located more than 700 kilometres away from the earthquake epicenter, has no effect of this earthquake as well.
All tourist activities and services remains in normal conditions.