An earthquake in Bali this morning (16/7) has caused slight damage, although all major flights and services on the island are unaffected. Small tremors could be felt across Bali, on Lombok and in parts of East Java.
The 6-magnitude earthquake happened at 8:18 a.m. local time, with an epicentre 83 kilometres southwest of Nusa Dua, a popular tourist hub in the southern part of the island. Only some slight structural damage to a few buildings has been reported so far. There have been no injuries, no fatalities and no tsunami warning has been issued.
“There is no threat of a tsunami. People should remain calm and not panic,” said Bali Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD Bali) head Made Rentin.
Bali’s airport – Ngurah Rai International Airport – remains open, with all flights operating normally.
All Panorama Destination guests and services in Bali remain unaffected by today’s events, and the island remains open for business as usual. We will continue to update these pages with new information as it becomes available.
Earthquakes are commonplace in Bali and throughout Indonesia, as the archipelago straddles the volcanic Ring of Fire that connects Asia to Australia and the Pacific Rim. Minor earthquakes are often felt throughout this region, with facilities and emergency services well equipped and trained to deal with any and all eventualities.