Stong 6.3-magnitude earthquake jolts Indonesian resort island
Over 700,000 foreign holiday makers visit the island every month.
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake jolted the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Thursday, but authorities did not issue a tsunami alert.
The quake struck at 1.12am on Thursday, with the epicentre at 69 km northeast Bangkalan of East Java province and the depth at 636 km under sea bed, an official said.
"The centre of the quake is very deep. It did not potentially trigger tsunami, so we did not issue a warning for that," he told Xinhua news agency.
The intensity of the quake was felt 2 to 3 MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) in the tourist hub of Kute in Bali island, Trenggalek, Bangkalan of East Java province, Yogyakarta province and Pangandaran of West Java province, Jerisman said.
Bali Island is the centre of Indonesia's tourism industry, over 700,000 foreign holiday makers visit the island every month, according to the national statistics bureau.
Indonesia is frequently stricken by earthquake as it lies on a vulnerable quake hit zone so called "the Pacific Ring of Fire".
The biggest Pizza Hut and Wendy's franchise operator in the US was... READ MORE
The civil aviation authority requested the verification of the... READ MORE
All passengers coming from Pakistan to Dubai on Emirates flights must ... READ MORE
36 suburbs in Melbourne have gone into lockdown following a spike in... READ MORE
Parents are running out of options and are now taking "drastic... READ MORE
Some local TV stations reported the blast was at Beirut's port inside ... READ MORE
Many enquiries are from families wishing to return. READ MORE
The young women - Aisha Ajmal, 21, and Sabah Tariq, 22 - both born... READ MORE