Two reported killed victims of Thursdays earthquake in small island

Sumenep, E. Java(ANTARA News) - Two people were reported killed under the ruins of buildings that collapsed when an earthquake hit eastern region of East Java recorded 6.3 on the Richter scale in Situbondo early in the morning on Thursday.

Two people were killed and seven injured in the villages of Jambusok, and Prambanan, sub-district of Gayam, on the island of Sapudi off Madura, East Java, Deputy Sumenep Regent Achmad Fauzi said here on Thursday.

"It was the report we received that the island of Sapudi was hit by quake . We are still taking data," Achmad Fauzi said.

Earlier, the Meteorology and Geophysics office said the quake that hit at 01.44 local time was centered in the Bali sea at a depth of 10 kilometers 61 kilometers northeast of Situbondo, and 83 kilometers southeast of Sumenep.

The agency said the quake has no potential to trigger tsunami.

The tremors were also felt strongly in the East Java capital of Surabaya.

The epicenter of the quake is 161 kilometers northwest of Nusa Dua , Bali , where the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group is underway, with delegates also discussing issue related to quake and tsunami disasters.

The quake came when Indonesia has not fully recovered from the trauma of the devastation inflicted by a series of major earthquake in a number of areas in the country.

Late last month a earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 on the Richter scale that was followed with tsunami left a scene of disasters in Central Sulawesi where more than 2,000 people killed and hundreds others missing, and a month earlier Lombok, the closest neighboring island of Bali was hit by quakes causing the loss of more than 500 lives.

Source: ANTARA News

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