Bali Update Special Earthquake Edition
Om Swastiastu …
This is a special edition of Bali Update providing the latest information on the aftermath of a 6.8 earthquake and 11 aftershocks that struck off the island’s southern coast at 11:16 a.m. local time on Thursday, October 13th, 2011.
The news is generally good. The quake, which rattled the island and was felt as far away as the island’s northern shore, caused limited physical damage. Anyone driving the island’s roads this morning, less than 24 hours after the event, would be hard pressed to find evidence of the earthquake, with the possible exception of a severely cracked wall at the Carrefour Supermarket on Jalan Sunset.
Several people are, however, hospitalized with head injuries from debris that rained down on teachers and students at a junior high school. At least one of the injured is listed in critical condition and in a coma. We ask you to include them in your prayers.
Next Monday’s Bali Update will provide further updates on the earthquake together with our regular series of news articles on Bali.
This special edition, however, includes only a single article – a summary of new connected with yesterdays earthquake and is being sent in response to the many calls and emails of concern received from many of our 24,000 subscribers worldwide.
Om Çanti Çanti Çanti Om …
J.M. Daniels, Editor
Bali Discovery Tours