So is Bali over? “Yes, if you compare it to what it used to be,” is — at the very least — what many residents agree on. Indeed, paradises have no future: they are just fragile perfections in an imperfect world. And if you define them as the receptacles of a frozen past, they can only be victims of modernization. Bali, among other “paradises,” seems ill-equipped to resist the 21st century’s mutations.
Bali’s Governor has urged people to remain calm amid fears of a volcanic eruption on the holiday island. Seismic activity at the Mount Agung, or Gunung Agung, volcano significantly increased on Monday, leading authorities to issue a level 3, or high, alert and evacuate areas within 7.5 kilometres.
The quake, which had an epicentre about 10 kilometres from Denpasar and a depth of about 118km, hit just after 7am on Wednesday, local time.
An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale that occurred in the southern island of Bali until to the tourist area of Ubud, Gianyar, Bali on Sunday (02/12), the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, or BNPB, reported.
At least 25 people were killed and dozens were missing after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit the northern Indonesian province of Aceh on Wednesday, officials said, collapsing buildings and sending panicked residents fleeing into the streets, quoted from Reuters.
A powerful quake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale stuck Indonesia’s resort island of Bali and East Java province at 11:10 pm (Bali time), triggering panic, officials said on Thursday.
As a tsunami-prone area, Bali needs more tsunami sirens covering beaches across the island, an official has said.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reports that an elaborate and sophisticated Tsunami Early Warning System (TEWS) that should have sounded evacuation sirens in Padang, West Sumatra when a 7.8 earthquake struck off the coast on Wednesday evening, March 2, 2016, failed to operate.
A 7.9 magnitude quake shook the region of the Mentawai Islands on Wednesday (2/3) evening, at around 19:49 pm.
Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Political Legal and Security Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan says multinational efforts to put out the fires in South Sumatra are progressing well.