A strong earthquake has struck Bali island Wednesday

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The earthquake is believed to have been centered off the coast of the Indonesian archipelago. Part of a temple gate at Kehan temple in Bangli collapsed but so far no major damage has been reported. The violent quake was reportedly felt by up to three million inhabitants on and around the island. Another 13million people, on surrounding islands, may have also felt the tremor.  Its intensity, depth and epicenter are yet to be finalized. People have been warned of the danger of aftershocks. No tsunami warning has been issued as of yet. The US Geological Service’s automated assessment places the risk of fatalities and economic loss as being low. It estimates there is only a 1% chance of fatalities. As Indonesia is part of the ‘Pacific Ring of Fire’ and it regularly experiences earthquake and volcanic activity. The island  is popular with British holidaymakers.

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