Indonesia has been hit by a powerful 5.7 magnitude earthquake. The quake struck in the Bali Sea, and although hundreds of kilometres away from the epicentre of the earthquake, the shock was felt as far as Bali. Witnesses noted they could feel the earthquake rock some parts of Indonesia for around “30 seconds”.
The 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit 166km (103 miles) north of Labuan Lombok, Indonesia, according to the United States Geological Survey.
It hit at 15:54:04 (UTC), just before midnight local time.
The earthquake also had a depth of 639.6km.
Witnesses reported the huge earthquake despite being hundreds of kilometres away from its epicentre.
One witness said they could feel the shake of the earthquake in Ubud, Bali.
Another witness said they “felt light shake” in Sideman, around 227km from the epicentre of the quake.
One witness, in Kuta, Bali, added: “Just woke up from the bed shaking”.
Around 217km away from the epicentre of the earthquake, one witness added the shaking lasted “30 seconds” in Sekongkang Bawah, in the West Nusa Tenggara province.
The USGS said the earthquake hit 167.2 km (103.9 miles) from Labuan Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia – which has a population of around 10,000.
They added it was also felt in Sumbawa Besar, West Nusa Tenggara, 174.2km (108.2 miles) from the epicentre of the quake – which has a population of over 50,000.
The huge city of Mataram, which has a population of over 400,000, also felt the quake.
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