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Bali Quake Causes No Major Damage or Tsunami Threat, Agency Says

October 13, 2011

Oct. 13 (Bloomberg) -- An earthquake off the southern coast of Indonesia’s resort island of Bali caused no major damage and there was no threat of a tsunami, the nations’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said by phone and in a mobile- phone text message today.

A magnitude 6.0 temblor occurred 100 kilometers (62 miles) southwest of Denpasar at 11:16 a.m. local time today, the U.S. Geological Survey said in a statement on its website.

A wall at the meterological agency’s office in Denpasar, Bali’s capital, was cracked and windows were broken, Sri Woro Harijono, the head of the national agency, said by mobile-phone text message from Jakarta.

To contact the reporter on this story: Femi Adi in Jakarta at fadi1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Greg Ahlstrand at gahlstrand@bloomberg.net


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