6.4 Quake Strikes Indonesia Near Bali

No tsunami warning or injuries reported so far
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2012 2:25 PM CDT
6.4 Quake Strikes Indonesia Near Bali
This Aug. 25, 2012 photo shows Balinese men building a bamboo bridge next to a road construction site in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia.    (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

(Newser) – A powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake rattled the Indonesian island of Bali early this morning, but no destruction, injuries, or tsunami warning have been reported so far, AFP reports. The epicenter was 172 miles south of Denpasar, 5 miles deep in the Indian Ocean. Indonesia is located on the so-called "Ring of Fire," where the clashing of continental plates leads to regular volcanic and seismic events. (Read more Bali stories.)

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