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Indonesia: 5.7 Ritcher quake jolts Bali, no tsunami alert issued

Jakarta [Indonesia], July 16 : An earthquake measuring 5.7 magnitude on the Richter Scale struck the Indonesian island of Bali on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

The earthquake was recorded to have taken place at 818 a.m. (local time), 83 kilometres southwest of Nusa Dua, Bali, at a depth of 91.6 kilometres.

The earthquake triggered panic and damaged homes and other buildings, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

Citing the Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics Agency here, The Jakarta Post reported that the quake could be felt across Bali, on Lombok Island in West Nusa Tenggara and also in some parts of East Java.

This is the third consecutive time when Indonesia is being struck by an earthquake, after a 5.5 magnitude earthquake jolted the same region on Monday, preceded by a 6.6 magnitude earthquake on Sunday.

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Indonesia: 5.7 Ritcher quake jolts Bali, no tsunami alert issued


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