3 people killed as M5.1 earthquake hits near Agung volcano, Bali, Indonesia

3 people killed as M5.1 earthquake hits near Agung volcano, Bali, Indonesia

A shallow M5.1 earthquake hit close to Mount Agung, Bali, Indonesia at 20:18 UTC on October 15, 2021, leaving at least 3 people dead and 7 others injured.

The injuries included broken bones and head wounds, said Gede Darmada, head of Bali's Search and Rescue Agency.1

The quake triggered landslides, killing at least two people and cutting off access to at least 3 villages, Darmada said. It toppled homes and temples in the port town of Karangasem, the area closest to the epicenter, killing a 3-year-old girl who was hit by falling debris.

Two people died after a landslide that buried their house in Bangli regency, AFP reported.2

Disaster agency spokesman Abdul Muhari said the quake was felt strongly for 5 seconds.

It hit under the western slopes of Agung volcano, which remains at Level I (Normal).

The last eruptive episode at this volcano lasted from 2017 to 2019 (VEI 3).

Image credit: TW/SAM, Google

Image credit: MAGMA Indonesia

References:

1 3 killed in moderately strong Bali earthquake - The Daily Star

2 Bali earthquake kills three, injures seven - AFP

Featured image credit: TW/SAM, Google


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