Tourists nervous after 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocks Bali 5 years ago

Tourists nervous after 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocks Bali

Tourists in the holiday paradise of Bali are considering their options today after the Indonesian island was rocked by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake last night.

The quake, which shook buildings but did not caused any casualties, occurred at 7.10am local time, with experts tracing the epicentre to the town of Banjar Pasekan, in south-eastern Bali, at a depth of 118km.

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Witnesses say it lasted approximately 20 seconds, with locals running into the streets in fear as tiles fell from the rooftops and smashed on the ground.

While there is no tsunami warning, the quake is a sombre reminder of the 2004 earthquake that triggered tsunamis that killed 280,000 people in 14 countries and locals are on high alert.

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Bali is located on the Ring of Fire, where 90% of the world's earthquakes occur. The Department of Foreign Affairs warns travellers planning on visiting Indonesia to educate themselves on what to do in the event of an earthquake.