At least three dead in earthquake on Indonesian island Java

In an earthquake on the Indonesian island of Java, are at least three deaths, as did the local authorities Thursday known. The quake had a strength of 6 on the Richter scale.

The earthquake on Java happened at night. Three people in the northeastern district of Sumenep were buried under falling debris and died. There were also four wounded.

The quake was also felt up on the nearby island of Bali, where traditionally a lot of tourists stay. There fled the people in panic the street on.

On Papua New Guinea found a little later an even more violent quake place of 7 on the Richter scale, followed by a tsunamiwaarschuwing. There are still no reports of any damage or casualties.

On another island more than 2,000 dead

The two countries are located in the so-called Ring of Fire, in the Pacific Ocean, with frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions take place. The Australian plate slides under the Eurasian plate, with a few centimetres per year.

Sulawesi, another island in Indonesia, was the end of september, still affected by a heavy earthquake and tsunami. In addition, more than 2,000 people were killed.

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