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A Moving Experience

Lombok and Bali Unscathed by Moderate Earthquake on Thursday, August 9, 2012

(8/11/2012) Two earthquakes shook Bali in quick succession shortly after 7:00 pm local time on Thursday, August 9, 2012.

The quake occurred at 7:04 pm  with a measured intensity of 5.6 on the Richter scale.

The epicenter of the earthquake was in Central Lombok at a depth of 117 km some 88 km east of Bali’s eastern coast and 34 km south of Lombok’s capital of Mataram.

The earthquake struck just as local Muslim’s were breaking their daylong fast during the holy month of Ramadan. While the shaking caused some panic, particularly in Lombok’s capital, no injuries or structural damage have been linked to the seismic event.

In Bali many residents experienced the earthquake as they felt the ground move in two shakes just minutes apart.