Quake rattles Bali hotel guests
Bali, Indonesia – 22 March 2017 –
Tourists fled their hotels in panic on Bali on Wednesday after the popular Indonesian holiday island was rattled by an early morning earthquake.
The 5.5-magnitude quake struck inland about six miles northeast of the Balinese capital, Denpasar, and not far from the concentration of holiday resorts in the south of the island.
There were no reports of casualties and damage after the quake struck just after 7am, but some holidaymakers got a shock.
“Dozens of our guests ran out of their rooms when the quake happened,” Nyoman Pasek, a staff member at the Hotel Sayang Maha Mertha in the popular tourist area of Kuta, told Agence France-Presse. “Everything is now under control again, back to normal.”