Bali earthquake greets finance chiefs in island of the gods

It’s not an uncommon sight in Indonesia, a country of 17,000 islands that’s prone to earthquakes and volcanoes.

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The tremor caused more serious harm in the neighbouring island of Java
A sacred ritual was held recently in the shadow of a rumbling volcano in Bali to ask the Gods to bless the world’s financial chiefs. It’s not an uncommon sight in Indonesia, a country of 17,000 islands that’s prone to earthquakes and volcanoes. As finance ministers and central bankers from 189 countries gathered for the International Monetary Fund-World Bank Group annual meeting in Bali, they were greeted in the early hours of Thursday morning by a magnitude 6.4 quake that struck off the coast of the island, shaking buildings and waking visitors, but not causing significant damage or disruption there. The tremor caused more serious harm in the neighbouring island of Java, where at least three people were killed and several houses damaged.
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