Powerful quake jots Indonesia`s island of Bali

Last Updated: Friday, March 11, 2011 - 12:02

Bali: A powerful earthquake off Indonesia rattled the popular resort island of Bali early Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, officials said.

The US Geological Survey said the 6.5-magnitude quake struck at 1:08 am (1708 GMT Thursday) and was centred 315 miles (510 kilometres) beneath the ocean floor.

It hit waters 160 miles (260 kilometres) northeast of Bali.
Beni Hendrawanto, of the country`s geological and meteorology department, said it could be felt in the main city of Denpasar but there were no initial reports of damage or injuries.

Indonesia is located on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.

Bureau Report



First Published: Friday, March 11, 2011 - 12:02

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