UBUD, Aug. 5 (JDN.id) – Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) lifted the tsunami warning that was issued on Sunday evening after a magnitude 7 earthquake hit Northern part of Lombok Island and Bali Island. Evacuation to victim is ongoing.
The center of the earthquake was onshore, but its range of area was square entangle with offshore, head of BMKG Dwikorita Karnawati said in a press conference o n Sunday.
“The center of earthquake was onshore, Northern part of Mount Rinjani,” she said.
“The center was not a dot but the crack, lengthwise to the sea,” Karnawati explained .
No casualty is reported, however witnesses said many people were injured due to collapsed buildings and houses. Electricity blackout in most affected area of the earthquake.
“It was felt in Mataram (in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara – NTB) with scale VII MMI, which means buildings will be damaged,” she explained.
The earthquake was felt also in Bima in NTB, Denpasar, Karangasam, and Kuta in Bali, Malang in East Java.
“The earthquake caused damage in Lombok and Bali,” said Karnawati.
Praya International Airport in Lombok and Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali have been operating normal after a short pause due to the shock, Pramintohadi, acting director general of air transportation at the Ministry of Transport said.
Less than 0,5 meter tsunami was happened in several places in Lombok and Bali, according to BMKG.