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Days after eruption of Mount Agung volcano, magnitude-5.0 earthquake hits Bali, Indonesia

The epicenter of the quake was registered 210 km (130 miles) north-east of the island of Lombok, situated near the island of Bali.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 31, 2019 14:44 IST
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Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 hits Bali, Indonesia 

Earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale hit Bali, Indonesia on Friday. The epicenter of the quake was registered 210 km (130 miles) north-east of the island of Lombok, situated near the island of Bali. 

Any reports of injuries or casualties were yet not available. Local authorities have not issued a tsunami warning.

The island is located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire, which regularly suffers from powerful earthquakes followed by tsunami waves.

Earlier this year, a massive quake hit the island nation, triggering deadly landslides and a tsunami that killed over 430 people, injuring at least 1,500 more.

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On May 26 this year, an ash cloud emitted by a fresh eruption of Mount Agung volcano had lead to the cancellation of more than a dozen flights on Indonesia's island of Bali. 

The eruption, which lasted four-and-a-half minutes, was accompanied by a loud rumbling and spread lava and incandescent rocks three km from the crater.

Flights to and from Bali operated by Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia Airlines, and Jetstar Airways were cancelled, and a Jetstar flight between Adelaide and Bali's capital Denpasar were diverted to Darwin in northern Australia. 

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