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Bali Shaken by Earthquake

Bali Shaken by 6.8 Earthquake on Thursday, October 13 and 11 Aftershocks. Post Quake Round Up of Earthquake-Related News from Bali.

(10/13/2011) An earthquake measured at 6.8 on the Richter scale shook all of South Bali at 11:16 a.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2011 and was followed by at least 11 aftershocks during the ensuing afternoon and evening.

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According to the Bali chief of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), Wayan Surardana, the strongest aftershock hit the island at 3:52 p.m. local time measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale.

The epicenters of the series of earthquakes were located in an area approximately 150 kilometers off the southern coast of Bali.

None of the series of seismic events was considered to pose a threat of tsunami.

A round up of the latest earthquake–related news from Bali:

Bali’s Earthquake History 

A list of Bali’s earthquake history compiled by the Bali Post show the following events and the estimated loss of life: