Thursday, 13 October 2011

6.0 earthquake hits tourist island of Bali

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Bali with three people currently in a critical condition and a further fifty injured. Reports from US Geological Survey said that the earthquake's epicentre was in the ocean south of Denpasar and was measured at 38.1 miles deep. Despite the magnitude of the quake, a tsunami warning has not been put in place.

The shakes were felt for several minutes in the main tourist area of Kuta and Endro Tjahjono from the Bali Office of Indonesia's Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said"There was panic, everyone ran out of the buildings. When we returned to our office building, we saw some cracks on the wall and plaster had come off the walls,"

The island of Bali sits on the Pacific 'Ring of Fire were high seismic activity is caused by the meeting of continental plates.

We hope everyone in the region is OK.

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