(ChannelNewsAsia) A shallow 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali early on Thursday (Oct 11), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said, causing panicked people to flee their homes. The head of Indonesia’s geophysics agency said there had been no reports of casualties or damage, although information was still being gathered in East Java province.

“The quake didn’t trigger any tsunami for sure,” Dwikorita Karnawati told AFP. The quake’s epicenter was in the Bali Sea around 40 kilometers off the eastern end of Java island, according to the USGS, and was felt in Denpasar on the holiday island of Bali. The quake struck at a relatively shallow depth of 10km, according to USGS data. Shallow quakes tend to cause more damage. READ MORE