Bali rattled by powerful magnitude 6 earthquake

A powerful earthquake, measuring 6 on the richter scale, has rocked the holiday island of Bali.

The quake struck south-east of the Indonesian Island around 8am local time on Tuesday, at a depth of 80km.

According to Geoscience Australia, the quake could have caused damage up to 29km away and could have been felt by people up to 362km away.


“On our honeymoon in Bali and experienced an earthquake in Ubud – it felt like it lasted for ages! Hope everyone is safe,” one person wrote on Twitter.

“Just felt my first earthquake here in Bali. Was woken up by the walls shaking, but all good now. Phew!” commented another.

Photo: Geoscience Australia

At this stage, there have been no reports of any serious damage, however photos posted to Twitter show debris from the entrance of a Nusa Dua hotel scattered across the floor.

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

It comes just days after two people were killed when a magnitude 7.3 quake struck the Indonesian island of Halmaheraquake.