Bali Quake Injures Dozens

6.1 quake jolts Indonesian resort island
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 13, 2011 1:27 AM CDT
Updated Oct 13, 2011 3:34 AM CDT

(Newser) – At least 50 people were injured when a powerful earthquake shook Bali this morning. The 6.1 quake caused widespread panic on the Indonesian resort island, and witnesses say the roofs of some homes collapsed, AP reports. The quake, centered 60 miles southwest of the island, was not strong enough to trigger a tsunami, but it was felt on islands hundreds of miles away. It hit the day after the island marked the anniversary of the terrorist bombings that killed 202 people nine years ago.

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In the island's main tourist areas, visitors say they were told to run for their lives as cracks began to appear in buildings. A tourist from California says the quake was unlike any she had felt in her home state. "It started at my feet and went all though my heart and head—it made me nauseous," she told Australia's ABC. "My first reaction was to get out of the house. I was very confused when the roof started shaking." (Read more earthquake stories.)

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