6.8-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Bali, Indonesia

By @Len_IBTimes on

A powerful earthquake struck off Indonesia's popular resort island of Bali on Thursday, causing some damages, though no tsunami alerts were raised. 

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 was centered 60 miles (100 kilometers) southwest of Bali, striking 36 miles beneath the ocean floor.

Locals interviewed by media cited that walls of some temples along the coast crumbled and some houses sustained collapsed roofs.
Candy Juliani, a public relations officer for the Sanur Beach Hotel, told Associated Press everything in the building was shaking.

"The guests ran from their rooms in panic," she said.

"It knocked me off my motorcycle," Miftahul Chusna told AP.

Indonesia lies on a series of fault lines, making it prone to volcanic and seismic activities.

The last massive quake in Indonesia occurred on on Dec. 26, 2004, after which a tsunami struck in the Indian Ocean and killed 230,000 people.

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