Erdbeben /​ Earthquake on Bali


A 6.0-magnitude ear­th­qua­ke (accord­ing to the U.S. Geo­lo­gi­cal Sur­vey) hit 100km sou­thwest of Bali ear­ly today (Thurs­day 13th Octo­ber) ratt­ling buil­dings.

The epi­cent­re was in the oce­an south of Bali’s capi­tal Den­pa­sar, but no tsu­na­mi warning has been issued. Dama­ge to some buil­dings has been repor­ted and appro­xi­mate­ly 50 peop­le suf­fe­red minor inju­ries from fal­ling debris.

None of the hotels have been dama­ged and all the excur­si­ons are ope­ra­ting as nor­mal.
The boat trips around Bali are also ope­ra­ting as nor­mal. The only excep­ti­on is the Bali to Lom­bok Gili­cat cata­ma­ran which has been delay­ed, and may be can­cel­led, due to hig­her than nor­mal waves in the Lom­bok Strait.

The­re is the pos­si­bi­li­ty of afters­hocks and we will con­ti­nue to moni­tor the situa­ti­on and pro­vi­de updates if necessa­ry.

Earthquake in Indonesia /​ Erdbeben in Indonesien

A 7.1 Rich­ter magnitu­de ear­th­qua­ke struck Indonesia’s main island of Java ear­ly this morning. The­re were no imme­dia­te reports of inju­ries or dama­ge from this qua­ke.

The U.S. Geo­lo­gi­cal Sur­vey men­tio­ned that the epi­cent­re was loca­ted about 318 kilo­me­tres (near­ly 200 miles) in the sou­thern Java which is just only 24 kilo­me­tres (15 miles) bene­ath the oce­an floor.

Thousands of peop­le in the town of Cila­cap pou­red into the streets and ran to high ground becau­se of poten­ti­al tsu­na­mi warning aler­ted, but the­re was not­hing hap­pen­ed after the aler­ted of a tsu­na­mi had pas­sed.

Yogya­kar­ta, one of the main cen­tral tou­rism in Cen­tral Java which loca­ted appro­xi­mate­ly 175 kilo­me­tres from the qua­ke, has no effect to tou­rist activi­ty. And Bali, loca­ted more than 700 kilo­me­tres away from the ear­th­qua­ke epi­cen­ter, has no effect of this ear­th­qua­ke as well.

All tou­rist activi­ties and ser­vices remains in nor­mal con­di­ti­ons.