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October 12, 2011

10/12/2011 - 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Bali Indonesia - north of Australia




Earthquake Details

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Magnitude6.1
Date-Time
Location9.378°S, 114.628°E
Depth35.1 km (21.8 miles)
RegionSOUTH OF BALI, INDONESIA
Distances100 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 Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 12.4 km (7.7 miles); depth +/- 2.8 km (1.7 miles)
ParametersNST=428, Nph=435, Dmin=113.5 km, Rmss=1.01 sec, Gp= 18°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=A
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusc00068ee
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The earthquake that has rattled  Bali since 11:16:27 am, Thursday (13/10), was followed by one after another. Based on the recordings from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) Region III Denpasar, within four hours , there have been 10 earthquakes as aftershocks. The last earthquake occurred at 15:52:46 pm, on 5.6 the Richter scale . "The others, because their  jolts are so minor that they are hardly felt by the people," said Endro, the Center for Data and Information BMKG Region III.

To Republika Indonesian Daily paper, Endro said the last quake last was strong enough, with its epicenter 10 kilometers under the sea, at 9.76 SL, and 114.53 EL, within 131 kilometers southwest of Nusa Dua.

Based on the monitoring of Republika, the ten earthquakes that rocked Bali make people panic. People rushed out and chose to stay outdoors. "I am afraid to go home, fearing another earthquake. Since at home there is my grandson who is still a baby," said Diah, standing in the yard while holding a baby boy.

 
Saraswati Statue in Bali tears. Statue of Goddess Saraswati in SMPN 1 Susut, Bangli regency, Bali shed tears after the occurrence of earthquakes, horrendous events of this magical community.When the people of Bali experienced a panic caused by an earthquake large enough on Thursday afternoon, the Statue of Goddess Saraswati at the entrance of the school SMPN 1 Losses of a sudden tears that dripped from the corners of her eyes.
The statue is approximately three feet tall are known to shed tears at around 11:15 pm. It is said the statue which was founded in the year 2006 this had never experienced such a magical event.

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Saraswati Statue in tears in Bali


LATEST update : A powerful earthquake struck off Indonesia’s popular resort island of Bali on Thursday, sending people fleeing from their homes and hotels in panic. There were reportedly at least 80 people hurt, most of them with cuts, broken bones and head wounds, said Wayan Sudanti, a hospital spokesman.
  
Indonesian authorities said the earthquake measured a magnitude of 6.8, but the US Geological Survey put the quake at magnitude 6.1 and at a depth of 61 kilometres.
Some roofs collapsed, and witnesses told local radio and television stations they saw cracks in the walls of buildings.
The epicentre of the quake was about 160 km southwest of the island's main town of Denpasar.
The earthquake struck off Bali at 11.16am local time (NZT 4.16pm), according to the US Geological Survey.
“It knocked me off my motorcycle,” said one resident, Miftahul Chusna.

Caroline Mercier, a 40-year-old tourist in the island's cultural centre of Ubud, said she was used to feeling quakes in California, but never like this one.

"It started at my feet and went all though my heart and head -- it made me nauseous. My first reaction was to get out of the house. I was very confused when the roof started shaking," she told Reuters.

Novotel Bali Benoa, one of the many resorts in the luxury southern beach area of Nusa Dua, evacuated its guests as the hotel shook for a minute.

"The funny thing is that the foreign guests who were sitting in the lobby did not feel the shaking. They started running when hearing people say 'there's an earthquake' while running down the lobby," hotel worker Ariyanti told Reuters.

Endro Tjahjono, head of information at Bali's meteorology agency, said there was no tsunami potential and no reports of aftershocks. Cracks appeared in the walls and glass lobby windows of his office in the southern town of Kuta, and some top floor ceilings fell off, he said.
 
The police headquarters in Denpasar where a 14-year-old Australian boy is being detained has been evacuated following the earthquake.
It was not clear if the boy had been evacuated from the building, where he has been held since being arrested for allegedly buying a small amount of cannabis last Tuesday.
Hundreds of people poured out of the police headquarters and surrounding buildings after the quake struck, but the prisoners at the police lock-up remained behind bars.
The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no current warning in effect.

The 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the island of Bali at 11.16am local time on Thursday (2.16pm AEDT), according to the US Geological Survey.
There have been reports of roofs collapsing and cracks in building walls, but no major damage or casualties have been confirmed.
The quake hit about 100km southwest of the island and 60km beneath the ocean floor. No tsunami warning was issued.

Indonesia’s Metrology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BKMG) said the earthquake had a 6.8 magnitude and was 10 kilometers deep, 143 kilometers southwest of Nusa Dua.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake’s epicenter was in the ocean south of Bali’s capital Denpasar, but the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no current tsunami warning in effect.

Strong shaking was felt for several minutes in the main tourist district of Kuta, said Endro Tjahjono from the Bali office of Indonesia’s Meteorology and Geophysics Agency.

“There was panic, everyone ran out of the buildings. When we returned to our office building, we saw some cracks on the wall and plaster had come off the walls,” he said.

Schools, office buildings and hospitals were evacuated.

A number of buildings suffered minor damage.

Caroline Mercier, a 40-year-old tourist in the island’s cultural centre of Ubud, said she was used to feeling quakes in California, but never like this one. 

“It started at my feet and went all though my heart and head -- it made me nauseous. My first reaction was to get out of the house. I was very confused when the roof started shaking,” she said.

Novotel Bali Benoa, one of the many resorts in the luxury southern beach area of Nusa Dua, evacuated its guests as the hotel shook for a minute.

“The funny thing is that the foreign guests who were sitting in the lobby did not feel the shaking. They started running when hearing people say ‘there’s an earthquake’ while running down the lobby,” hotel worker Ariyanti said.

Endro Tjahjono, head of information at Bali’s meteorology agency, said there was no tsunami potential and no reports of aftershocks.

Cracks appeared in the walls and glass lobby windows of his office in the southern town of Kuta, and some top floor ceilings fell off, he said.

The quake was measured at 61.3 kilometers deep, and struck some 130 kilometers south-southwest of Bali’s capital Denpasar, the US seismologists said.

“I’m still shaking,” said Stuart McDonald, an Australian living in Bali.

“There’s no serious damage but stuff fell off walls,” he said. “It was very loud.”

Indonesia’s Meteorology and Geophysics Agency measured the undersea quake at 6.8-magnitude and put the quake’s depth at just 10 kilometers but said it was unlikely to cause a tsunami.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” where the meeting of continental plates causes high seismic activity, and is frequently hit by earthquakes.

The BKMG said there was no risk of a tsunami.

AFP, JG


VIVAnews - An earthquake of 6.8 on the Richter scale struck off the Indonesian resort island of Nusa Dua, Bali on Thursday at 10.16  a.m western Indonesian time ., Indonesia Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said.
A temple situated on Jalan Pertigaan Nusa Indah collapsed due to the earthquake. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
The inhabitants of Nusa Indah ran outside of buildings. In fact, car drivers and motorbikers pulled over to an open area.

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