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A Wave from the Top

Baliís Disaster Mitigation Agency Says North Bali Shoreline Most at Risk to Tsunami

(3/3/2013) Beritabali.com warns that Bali’s northern shore is at “great potential risk” to a catastrophe from tsunami. To help avoid unnecessary loss of life, the Bali Provincial Disaster Mitigation Team (BPBD) in cooperation with the regional government of Buleleng recently posted evacuation routes in the village of Pengastulan, Seririt in North Bali.

“The reason we have posted evacuation routes in the sub district of Seririt is because that, after carrying out a scientific survey, it was determined that the Seririt area was most at risk of tsunami. But, in fact, the entire northern shore of Bali is at risk of damage from a tsunami,” said the chief of Bali Disaster Mitigation Agency, Dewa Made Indra, speaking in Buleleng on February 25, 2013.

“If we look at it scientifically, the threat of a tsunami is greater on Bali’s northern shore than it is on the south. This is because of the tectonic plates located near Buleleng and to the west of Bali demonstrate that an earthquake of greater than 6 on the Richter scale will have a great potential for generating a tsunami. By comparison, the threat to Bali’s south is somewhat less,” explained Dewa Made Indra.