An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit the Indonesian islands of Bali and Java on Tuesday. Daryono, the head of the national disaster agency, confirmed there were no casualties.
The quake was particularly felt in Jember, a city in eastern Java, and the Kuta region of Bali, a popular travel destination. However, there would be no risk of a tsunami, Daryono reassured. The epicentre of the quake was about 223 kilometres south of Jember.
Indonesia lies on the Pacific Ring of Fire, where earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are frequent. For example, 321 people were killed in an earthquake in Java last month.
In addition, some 62,000 homes were also damaged. In the past two days, more than 2,400 people also had to evacuate after the Semeru volcano erupted.