Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Bali shaken by magnitude 6.1 earthquake (video)

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Indonesia’s resort island of Bali on Thursday, causing widespread panic and injuring more than 50 people, including many broken bones and head wounds.

Airports, shopping malls, high schools, cars, homes and several ancient Hindu temples were also damaged in the quake, which was centered 60 miles southwest of the island.

A priest in Denpasar, Bali, surveyed the rubble Thursday of a temple whose stones had crumbled:
(Firdia Lisnawati - Associated Press)

One woman in Bali left a camera on the table as the quake hit, demonstrating how frightening the tremors felt:

Indonesia straddles a series of fault lines, making volcanic and seismic activity a regular occurrence on the popular island.

Although the quake was not strong enough to trigger a tsunami, a 9.1-magnitude quake in 2004 caused a tsunami in the Indian Ocean so large that it left more than 230,000 people dead.

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