Earthquake strikes off Bali, Indonesia

BALI, Indonesia (AP) - A powerful earthquake hit waters off Indonesia's resort island of Bali, sending people fleeing homes and hotels in panic. No tsunami alert was issued.

The U.S. Geological Survey put the preliminary magnitude of Thursday's quake at 6.0 and said it was centered 60 miles (100 kilometers) southwest of the island.

It struck 36 miles (60 kilometers) beneath the ocean floor.

Indonesia's geological agency put the quake's magnitude at 6.8. The reason for the discrepancy was not immediately clear.