Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Bali Unaffected by Earthquake and Tsunami in Java
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Bali Unaffected by Earthquake and Tsunami in Java

Death Toll Surpasses 300 Just 24 Hours After Monday's Late Afternoon Earthquake Off Java's Southern Coast. Bali Holidaymakers Unscathed by Quake 900 Km to the West.


Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge

(7/18/2006)

Shortly after 3 p.m. local time on Monday, July 17, 2006, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 exploded beneath the seas south of Java. The epicenter of the initial earthquake was located at a depth of 10 km 215 km NE of Christmas Island and 360 km south of Jakarta.

A series of aftershocks rocked the area in the hours after the initial event. Building in the West Java capital of Bandung and the Indonesian capital of Jakarta reportedly swayed on their foundations from the effect of the inital earthquake although no significant damage or injuries were reported in either city.

More than 900 km west of Bali, the earthquake was not felt by holidaymakers and not tidal effects recorded on the Island's coastlines.

The earthquake and the resulting tidal wave which struck the Pangandaran region of Java's southern coastline is being blamed for more than 300 deaths (count current at 24 hours after the event), hundred of injuries and widespread structural damage in the quake area.

The latest major earthquake to hit Java comes less than 2 months after a devastating earthquake near Yogyakarata and Central Java on May 27, 2006 that claimed more than 6,000 lives; and less than 2 years after the December 26, 2004 North Sumatran earthquake and tidal wave that killed more than 230,000 people in 12 countries.

The tsunami generated by the earthquake created a 6-foot high wall of water that caught shopkeepers and holidaymakers unaware along a 177 km stretch of coastline, including the popular Pangandaran beach resort area south of Bandung. Initial reports suggest the wave washed as far as 300 meters inland in some areas destroying or damaging roads, hotels, homes and local business places.

The death toll is expected to rise further as rescue workers continue to search for victims in the rubble of fallen buildings and the waters along local shorelines. Initial reports indicate that at least 3 foreign visitors – Pakistani, Dutch and Swedish nationals - are among the preliminary tally of the dead.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Plaga Wine
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
When Meeting Planners Meet
‘Thank You’ Party held for Members of the Bali MICE Initiative
(2/7/2016)
A Record Year
Bali by the Numbers: Bali Tops 4 Million Visitors in 2015
(2/7/2016)
Enter the Year of the Monkey
Bali Expecting a Surge in Chinese Visitors for Lunar New Year
(2/7/2016)
When Helping Others is Highly Fashionable
Bali Smile Foundation Fashion Show Sales and Fund Raiser in Ubud, Friday, February 26, 2016
(2/8/2016)
The Evil of Advertising
Denpasar Government Begins to Dismantle Roadside Advertising for Cigarettes
(2/7/2016)
Reclaiming Sanity
Tourism Experts Warn Reclamation of Benoa Bay will Only Worsen Critical Over-Supply of Hotel Rooms in Bali
(2/7/2016)
Interview: Rainy Hendriany – Foreign Ownership Update
Foreign Property Ownership in Indonesia – One Step Forward and Two Steps Back?
(2/8/2016)
Half a World is Now Just One Flight Away
United Airlines to Introduce 15-Hour Non-Stop San Francisco to Singapore in June 2016
(2/7/2016)
London Calling
Garuda Indonesia to Fly to London from Jakarta Starting March 31, 2016
(2/7/2016)
Drawing Lines in the Sand
Villagers Issue Deadline Ultimatum of March 20, 2016 to Hotel InterContinental Canggu
(2/7/2016)
Pass the Popcorn!
10th BALINALE Bali Film Festival September 24-30, 2016
(2/7/2016)
Tiger Shows it Stripes
TigerAir Reveals the Look of Planes to be Operated on Oz to Bali flights.
(2/7/2016)
All [News]!