Large 6.8 Earthquake Strikes off Indonesia’s Bali – Oct 13, 2011

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: ( downgrade!!)

Magnitude 6.0
Location 9.359°S, 114.647°E
Depth 61.3 km (38.1 miles)
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
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc00068ee
Update: October 13, 2011
Aftershock of M 5.6 – Local time: 14.52
Source and author: thejakartaglobe * * BKMG

10 responses to “Large 6.8 Earthquake Strikes off Indonesia’s Bali – Oct 13, 2011

  1. I’m going over there Saturday is there a strong chance of it happening again??


  2. it was a strong jolt as it was shaking the island of Bali. I was working on my laptop and it nearly fell down. praise the Lord, we were sparred from this,


  3. There were at least 50 people hurt, most of them with cuts, broken bones and head wounds, said Wayan Sudanti, a hospital spokesman.


  4. Paul Felix Schott

    Nov 8, 2011 Asteriod.


    This will be a very close call i pray it is only that. Discovered on December 28, 2005 by Robert McMillan of the Spacewatch Program A potentially hazardous Asteroid known as 2005 YU55.

    This Asteroid some what Large 400 meter-sized type – C, will pass by the Earth right between our moon and Earth. On November 8, 2011.

    The people on Earth have not seen a Asteroid of this size in advance. One this big Has not impacted Earth in over at least 4 thousand years.

    Most Objects that have a diameters over 45 meters or 147.637 ft strike the Earth approximately once every thousand years or so. Lying flat everything for hundreds of miles.

    Like the TUNGUSKA 1908 SIBERIA, RUSSIA CRASH OR Tunguska Explosion. This one did not even hit the Earth with its full Impact, it burst high in the air above the ground plowing it apart into many smaller parts. Making thousands of very deep holes in the Russian forests. Many of them in dense forest far from any roads or towns.

    One 400 Meters 1,312.3 ft in diameter like this one YU55 weighing millions of tons would if impacted Earth on land would darken all of the Earth not for just days but much longer.

    It would change the weather not seen on Earth in over thousands of years a massive climate change to say the least.

    Asteroids in our Asteroid Belt that is between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars do have collisions and some do turn into meteoroids many in the past thousands of years have come into the Earth’s Atmosphere. Many of thousands of them make it into Meteorites the signs are all over the Earth, craters of all sizes.

    Now Earth going through a Debris Field or Tail at almost the same time as Asteroid YU55 near Earth Miss? C0MET C/2010 X1 Debris field will be very Large to say the least. Discovered by Russian Astronomer Leonid Elenin.

    The World and NASA will watch Outer Space very closely the next 30 days.
    Most likely more Earthquakes and the Oceans Tide will be strongly affected just from a near miss. The Gravitational Effects from this event will most likely effect Earth for days.

    The Lord’s Little Helper
    Paul Felix Schott

    Let us all pray
    this is just a near Earth miss or NEO (Near Earth Object) or Near Earth Orbit.

    Judgment Day will come soon enough.


  5. With all of these quakes happening, I am suprised we havnt had one here in California yet. I just have a bad feeling it will be soon !


  6. It was not actually a 6.8 as advertised here it was a 6.1 there is a difference here so best to stick to the reality.
    I sometimes wonder why these quake monitoring sites have different readings & then they always seem to drop the severity after the initial recordings.


  7. yeah dear Asansaw |, I was also wondering why there has been discrepancy in readins , I hv mailed inquiry to USSG and local metreological office in Denpasar, so far I hv not got the reply yet from them . It seems , they are hiding something that we don’t know yet. pls kindly pray for Bali and the world . Presently We are all global citizens being affected by global warming.


  8. I was in Tuban……South Kuta when the earthquake struck….it was very frightening, almost like being on a surfboard. My hotel is near the beach….we were worried about a tsunami for a while. Our hotel room has been left with several deep internal cracks….some 4 ft long. We go home today, fingers crossed for the locals over the next few weeks.


    • hello Natalie, thanks for coming to Bali, It is good to hear you stayed safe and sound while enjoying the beauty of Bali .

      have a nice week end , guys

      this is the reply from USGS
      Hello Rudyanto , bali promotion Center

      This was the best available estimate of the earthquake’s size, at the time that the web page was created. Other magnitudes associated with web pages linked from here are those determined at various times following the earthquake with different types of seismic data. Although, given the data used, they are legitimate estimates of magnitude, they are not considered the official magnitude. 

      – Lisa
      Lisa Wald, Geophysicist
      Web Project Manager
      USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
      Golden, CO