13 Oct '11, 4am

Magnitude-6 earthquake struck off Bali at 11.16am (S'pore time). No tsunami alert was issued, no casualties reported

BALI - A powerful earthquake hit waters off Indonesia's resort island of Bali at 11.16am (Singapore time), sending people fleeing homes and hotels in panic. No tsunami alert was issued. "It knocked me off my motorcycle," said one resident, Miftahul Chusna of the two tremors, felt about 30 seconds apart. The US Geological Survey put the preliminary magnitude of the quake at 6.0 and said it was centred 100km southwest of the island, and struck 60km beneath the ocean floor. Indonesia's geological agency BMKG put the quake's magnitude at 6.8, though the reason for the discrepancy was not immediately clear. The local agency said it struck about 143km southwest of the resort town of Nusa Dua, and was just 10km deep, making it a shallow earthquake. BMKG said there was no threat of a tsunami. There were no immediate reports of major damage or casualties, although some roofs collap...

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