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Bali rattled by earthquake of 6.0 magnitude; pain of Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami renewed

The quake located in the Bali Sea shook buildings for several seconds on Bali and some residents briefly left their homes in the island's capital Denpasar.


Devdiscourse News Desk bali Last Updated at 11-10-2018 03:18:59 IST
Bali rattled by earthquake of 6.0 magnitude; pain of Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami renewed

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Bali on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, causing brief panic among residents though there was no potential for a tsunami and no immediate reports of major damage.

The annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank are being held this week in Bali and attended by more than 19,000 delegates and other guests, including ministers and some leaders.

The quake located in the Bali Sea shook buildings for several seconds on Bali and some residents briefly left their homes in the island's capital Denpasar, a Reuters witness said.

The USGS put the epicentre as 40 km (25 miles) northeast of Sumberanyar on nearby Java island.

Indonesia suffered a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami last month on the island of Sulawesi killing more than 2,000 people.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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