Indonesia/Bali: 6.0 Earthquake

Palu, Indonesia: Indonesian authorities say at least three people have been killed and four injured after a powerful earthquake struck near the popular tourist island of Bali on Thursday.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster agency BNPB, wrote on Twitter that several houses were also damaged in the magnitude 6.0 earthquake that shook Bali and East Java.

The country is still reeling from an earthquake and tsunami last month that killed at least 2045 people, with up to 5000 still missing.

The International Monetary Fund and its sister lending organisation, the World Bank, are holding annual meetings attended by international delegations on Bali until Sunday.

Also on Thursday morning a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck remote New Britain island in Papua New Guinea, the United States Geological Survey says.