3 Killed as Magnitude 6.4 Quake Strikes Indonesia

Early on Thursday, at least three people are dead after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia. The Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management ‘BNPB’ said Gayam district, East Java and Bali were the most affected areas by the earthquake, which also caused material damage.

According to the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics ‘BMKG’ said the quake was felt at 1:57 a.m. local time with its epicenter in the ocean 55 kilometers (34 miles) northeast of Situbondo regency, East Java at a depth of 12 kilometers (7.45 miles).

Last month, a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck Sulawesi Island, which triggered a tsunami in the cities of Donggala and Palu that towered up to 10 feet (3 meters) high. The death toll has climbed to 2,065.

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