4.6-magnitude earthquake in Lombok felt in Bali

4.6-magnitude Lombok quake on Jan. 25, 2021. Photo: BMKG
4.6-magnitude Lombok quake on Jan. 25, 2021. Photo: BMKG

A 4.6-magnitude quake shook Lombok island this morning, with tremors felt on neighboring island Bali.

The Climatology, Meteorology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported that the quake struck at 5:14am local time, centered on the southwest section of Lombok island at a depth of 10 kilometers.

There have been no reports of major damage in Lombok, but there were anecdotal reports of homes and buildings briefly shaking at the quake’s peak. A widely circulating video shows worshippers at a mosque running out of the building as it shook.

In Bali, residents throughout the island reported feeling slight tremors.

The threat of devastation from earthquakes is undoubtedly still fresh on the minds of Lombok citizens. In mid-2018, two strong earthquakes struck the island within days of each other, killing 563 and injuring at least 1,000. Hundreds of thousands were displaced from their homes as the quakes destroyed the majority of buildings in the northern part of the island.

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