JAKARTA – A magnitude-6.4 earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Java and Bali islands on Thursday, killing at least three people and injuring four others, an official said.
“The victims were killed by falling debris,” said Sutopo Nugroho, spokesman for the National Disaster Management Agency.
Several homes in East Java province were damaged in the quake, he added.
The undersea quake occurred at 1.44 am (1844 GMT) with the epicentre 61 kilometres north-east of Situbondo, at a depth of 10 kilometres, according to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency.
The temblor was also felt strongly on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, where an annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank is being held.
“We have received information that the earthquake has not caused significant damage or any disruption to the meetings,” the organizers said.
“Authorities have confirmed that a tsunami has not been generated. No additional action is required at this time.”
The country is still recovering from a magnitude-7.4 earthquake and a subsequent tsunami that killed more than 2,000 people on Sulawesi island. -DPA