Near Bali powerful earthquake

Near Bali powerful earthquake6.0 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Indonesia's popular tourist island of Bali.

Epitsentr quake was located 100 kilometers south-west of the city of Denpasar, the center lies at a depth of 61 kilometers, said on Thursday, October 13, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Earthquakes have been recorded at 11:16 local time (6:16 in Kiev).

Information on the possible destruction and deaths as well as the likelihood of a tsunami has been reported.

Indonesia is part of the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire (powerful tectonic fault), causing frequent earthquakes in the region.

In December 2004, the strongest in 40 years earthquake off Sumatra triggered a tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands of people in 12 countries of the Indian Ocean.

RIA Novosti

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