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Bali-Bound Travellers Concerned Over Volcano And Tsunami Fears

No Tsunami alerts have been issued

Bali-Bound Travellers Concerned  Over Volcano And Tsunami Fears File

There’s been no tsunami warnings or travel warnings issued for Bali, Indonesia, despite fears after a quake struck off the coast of nearby Java.

A 5.7 magnitude quake was detected on the north-east coast of Java, on Thursday at a depth of 588km, US Geological Survey has recorded.

Despite initial fears and speculation, no tsunami warning has been issued for the region and travel warnings to the region haven’t changed.

On Wednesday Bali’s Mount Agung volcano’s alert system was increased to increased to one notch below the highest level following increased activity.

A 7.5 kilometre exclusion zone has been set up around the volcano's crater and a 14-day emergency alert period is now in place.

The 3,030 metre Mount Agung last erupted in 1963-64, killing about 1,500 people.

There has been an increased level of seismic in the last 24 hours with quakes striking Mexico, Vanuatu, New Zealand and Japan.