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Jakarta Post

Bali rattled by six consecutive earthquakes

  /   Sat, February 13 2010   /  01:12 pm

DENPASAR: Six repeated earthquakes jolted Bali early Friday, with the strongest quake striking at 2:43 a.m. local time at a registered magnitude of 6.6. There was no immediate report of damage and casualties, said Bali police spokesman Adj. Sr. Comr. Gde Sugianyar Dwi Putra. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) recorded that the first and the strongest earthquake struck 210 kilometers off the coast southwest of Nusa Dua, at 10 kilometers beneath the surface. The earthquake was felt across the island as well as on the adjacent East Java and Lombok. "The quake did not have the potential to cause a tsunami since the epicenter is distantly located in the ocean," said Theresia Elvin, an official with the Denpasar BMKG. The first earthquake was followed by five smaller ones that lasted until 6:03 a.m. "People did not notice the five subsequen...