Strong 6.1-magnitute earthquake hits Bali, no tsunami alert issued

BY APD NEWSJul 16,2019 at 10:43

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's tourism center of Bali Island earlier Tuesday but is not likely to trigger a tsunami, the European earthquake monitoring agency EMSC said, causing some residents and tourists to rush out of buildings.

The quake jolted at 7:18 a.m. Jakarta time (0018 GMT) with the epicenter at 83 kilometers southwest of the island and with the depth at 68 kilometers under the seabed.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the quake.

The quake could also be felt in other cities on the neighboring islands of Lombok and Java, Indonesia's meteorology and geophysics agency said in a statement.

(Cover: A wrecked temple after a 7M earthquake shook the Ubud district of Bali, eastern Indonesia, August 6, 2018. /VCG photo)

(CGTN)

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