Bali rattled by powerful magnitude 5.3 earthquake

Holidaymakers in Bali have been woken by a powerful magnitude 5.3 earthquake.

The quake struck in waters about 70 kilometres south of the popular Indonesian island, the US Geological Survey reports.

According to Geoscience Australia, the earthquake could have been felt up to 219 km away, with dozens of people taking to social media to share their experiences.


“Bed shaking. Awoken by 5.3 earthquake in Bali. Strong enough to get me to a doorway,” one person wrote on Twitter.

“Yes we got woken by it in Seminyak. Never been in an earthquake before so difficult to compare, but strong enough for the bed to shake and wake us,” commented another.

At this stage, there have been no reports of any damage.

The Bureau of Meteorology has also confirmed there is no tsunami risk for Australia.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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