Thursday, August 9, 2012

An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale, shook Bali, Thursday, August 9, 2012

An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale, shook Bali, Thursday, August 9, 2012
Bali, in the evening about 7:04 at night, shaking the island of Bali. The vibration caused by the earthquake. 5.6 magnitude earthquake, which occurred near the island of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, the vibration was up to Bali. The quake was felt in Bali, the Balinese people to panic, but not up to earthquake damage and casualties.

Vibration that lasts for three to five seconds felt in Denpasar and Badung region. Also felt in Jembrana district. But in the west of Bali, the earthquake is not so panicked people of Bali. Because not all people feel this vibration.

According to a report submitted by the BMKG (Meteorological and Geophysical Agency), an earthquake measuring magnitude 5.6, located at 9.27 South Latitude (LS) and 11.637 east longitude (BT), or about 61 km southeast of Central Lombok. The quake occurred at a depth of 77 km below the ground.

Although the resonance is only a few seconds, but could make a lot of people panic. Fear is also felt by people living on the beach. They fear a tsunami, as happened in other parts of Indonesia.

Bali is very common in an earthquake like this, because Bali is located in the path of volcanic mountains of the world.