Indonesian Red Cross is on the ground helping to evacuate people to safety, provide first aid, psychological first aid and provide other relief thatâs needed in the next hours and days. pic.twitter.com/zOruXqnz8Q
According to the region’s officials, two people died following a landslide that devoured their house while the third victim was recorded in the port town of Karangasem. Authorities expect no further deaths.
Temblors occur quite frequently in Indonesia situated on the Pacific "Ring of Fire". This January a 6.2-magnitude quake struck Sulawesi island and caused more than 100 deaths and dozens of buildings destroyed, leaving thousands displaced.
In December 2004 a 9.1 earthquake struck near Sumatra island and triggered huge tsunamis. More than 170,000 Indonesians were found dead, while the total death toll in the region reached 220,000.