The Latest: Earthquake strikes off Bali, Indonesia
October 10 at 6:03 PM
PALU, Indonesia â" The Latest on earthquakes in Indonesia (all times local):
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has struck just off the coast of Indonesia, a country reeling from an earthquake and tsunami last month that killed more than 2,000 people.
The latest quake hit early Thursday about 157 kilometers (100 miles) northwest of the popular island of Bali, at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles).
The International Monetary Fund and its sister lending organization, the World Bank, are holding annual meetings on Bali through Sunday.
Indonesiaâs disaster agency says the Sept. 28 disaster that hit Sulawesi island has killed 2,045 people. Possibly thousands more are buried in areas where the force of the quake liquefied the soil and sucked houses into the earth.
Indonesiaâs disaster agency says it only needs tents, water treatment units, generators and transport from other countries as it responds to the Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 2,000 people.
The agencyâs spokesman, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said Wednesday that the death toll from the Sept. 28 disaster has risen to 2,045.
Possibly thousands of people are buried in areas where the force of the quake liquefied the soil and sucked houses into the earth. Nugroho reiterated that the official search for bodies will end Thursday with prayers in hard-hit neighborhoods.
After appealing for international assistance, Indonesia is now trying to limit foreign involvement in disaster relief. The agency has issued guidelines that say foreign aid workers can be in the field only with Indonesian partners.
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