The 5.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked Nusa Dua, Bali, on Tuesday affected neighboring coastal city Banyuwangi, injuring two residents and destroying tens of houses.
“The injured victims are being treated at the health center. They were a woman and an elementary school student,” Banyuwangi Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) head Eka Muharam said on Tuesday.
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He further explained that the earthquake had also affected at least 72 houses, four school buildings and three mosques.
“Most of the affected buildings are in Pesanggrahan district, the closest area to the Indian Ocean,” he said.
The agency has set up tents to serve as temporary schools so the teachers and students can resume activities the next day. The new academic year only started this week.
The Blimbingsari Airport authorities said the airport had resumed operations as normal after the Bali earthquake.
Two Garuda Indonesia flights were cancelled as per the Garuda management’s request on Tuesday, according to the airport authorities. The cancellation, however, has been requested since Saturday.
Three airlines — Citilink, Garuda Indonesia and Wings Air — serve routes between Blimbingsari Airport in Banyuwangi and both Surabaya and Jakarta.Artikel Asli