- Theresa May to 'address gaps' in anti-extremism powers
- Medical radioactive material truck 'stolen in Mexico'
- Yemen bomb-makers 'working on new devices'
- IAEA praises Japan's Fukushima clean-up operation
- Glasgow helicopter crash: Police appeal for Clutha tragedy video
- Iraq violence: Shootings and bombings leave 33 dead
- 60kg car bomb partially explodes in Belfast city centre
- Latvia president calls supermarket collapse 'murder'
- Typhoon Haiyan death toll rises over 5,000
- Deadly tornadoes hit US Midwest states
Bali earthquake: 'Fifty hurt' as powerful tremor strikes
A strong earthquake has shaken the Indonesian island of Bali, injuring dozens of people and sending debris crashing into the streets.
The 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck before midday, with its epicentre about 100km (62 miles) to the south-west of Denpasar, Bali's capital.
It was felt across the island and as far away as Java and Lombok.
Reports said about 50 people were injured, mostly with cuts and broken bones caused by falling debris.
In the tourist resort of Kuta, hundreds of people ran into the streets as the earth shook for several minutes.
"There was panic - everyone ran out of the buildings," Endro Tjahjono of the Bali office of Indonesia's Meteorology and Geophysics Agency told AFP news agency.
"When we returned to our office building, we saw some cracks on the wall and plaster had come off the walls."
Several of those injured were students from a high school where the roof caved in, reports said.
Indonesia is located on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.
Reproduced under licence from BBC News © 2011 BBC
Email to Friend
Fill in the form below to send this news item to a friend:
- Within the Box exercise part I VRR-Oost
- Free download of Autumn 2013 issue
- Thoughts on the long-term effects of nuclear waste
- Public disorder: Different styles of policing
- New Editorial Board Members
- Comment - CRJ Issue 8:4
- Korean tensions - an analysis
- A deeper look at the causes of incidents...
- 'Out of the Box' exercise by Christo Motz
- New Advisory Panel Member
Crisis Response Journal Partners
Below is a list of Crisis Response Journal’s Sponsoring Partners, leading specialists in the crisis, security and emergency response disciplines.