Earthquake of 5.7 magnitude rocks Indonesia's Bali

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Bali, July 16 (BNA): An earthquake shook Bali and other Indonesian islands Tuesday, causing panic and damaging homes and other buildings, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

The magnitude 5.7 quake was centered at sea 82 kilometers (51 miles) to the southwest of Denpasar on Bali at a depth of 91 kilometers (57 miles), the US Geological Survey said, according to the Associated Press (AP).

Indonesia’s geophysics agency said the quake didn’t have the potential to cause a tsunami.

Indonesia, home to more than 260 million people, is prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions due to its location along the Pacific “Ring of Fire.” A powerful Indian Ocean quake and tsunami in 2004 killed a total of 230,000 people in a dozen countries, most of them in Indonesia.

F.K.N.