Strong quake shakes Bali, stirs panic

An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 jolted Nusa Dua in Bali in the early hours of Friday morning causing panic across the province. There was no immediate report of injuries or damage.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency recorded that the quake struck 210 kilometers off the coast southwest of Nusa Dua, at 10 kilometers beneath the surface, at 2:43 a.m. local time.

Antara state news agency reported the quake was felt in Denpasar on Bali Island and on adjacent island of Lombok.

Ana, a resident of Monang Maning housing complex in Denpasar said that many people in the area got up and ran out of their houses when the quake hit.