A powerful earthquake struck off Indonesia’s popular resort island of Bali on Thursday, sending people fleeing from their homes and hotels in panic.
Indonesian authorities said the earthquake measured a magnitude of 6.8, but the US Geological Survey put the quake at magnitude 6.0 and at a depth of 61 kilometres.
Screen shot taken from News bulletin Metro TV Indonesie – Local time: 12.05pm
The epicenter of the quake was about 160 kilometers southwest of the island’s main town of Denpasar. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
There are reports of moderate to strong shaking in southern Bali, including the capital Denpasar.
The quake was felt as far away as Surabaya, the capital of East Java.
Indonesia’s Metrology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BKMG) said the earthquake had a 6.8 magnitude and was 10 kilometers deep and 143 kilometers southwest of Nusa Dua.
The BKMG said there was no risk of a tsunami.
Map BKMG Indonesie
USGS: Earthquake.usgs.gov ( downgrade!!)
|Depth||61.3 km (38.1 miles)|
|Region||SOUTH OF BALI, INDONESIA|
|Distances||100 km (62 miles) SW of Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
168 km (104 miles) SE of Jember, Java, Indonesia
182 km (113 miles) WSW of Mataram, Lombok, Indonesia
931 km (578 miles) ESE of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 15.2 km (9.4 miles); depth +/- 10 km (6.2 miles)|
|Parameters||NST=108, Nph=111, Dmin=112.4 km, Rmss=1.19 sec, Gp= 47°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7