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Updates ok the Earthquakes. We feel safe here in the Nortwest of Bali! But we are praying for the people on Lombok🙏
Thanks to Bali volcano eruption Agung 2017-2018 + Lombok quake August 2018 here on facebook:
Aftershocks - Death Toll 321 and Life Toll - Visiting (why yes) - is Bali and Lombok safe? + UPDATE Friday 10th August 11.30pm +
Aftershocks A scattering of aftershocks today, and six dozen or more aftershocks yesterday (only a handful of these big enough to be felt), with the strongest being the afternoon 1.25pm quake yesterday. That one, which caused more damage to already unstable buildings, with yet to be confirmed reports of a few local deaths in already hardest hit parts of northern Lombok.
Since Sunday night, there have been 450 or more aftershocks. That is a lot, but most of these aren't felt by humans. These are natural and normal. Not unusual.
BMKG yesterday said that aftershocks are likely for 3-4 more weeks.
----------------------------------------------------------- Death Toll and Life
You may have seen various numbers around about the death toll, with some figures released by government officials, the media and the military.
As the records have to be checked and verified, and sometimes missing people are converted to deaths, the only accurate figure is the official death toll, which often lags behind the estimated or reported death toll. Why? Because of the need to check thoroughly.
Yesterday the official death toll was 259. Other unofficial reports put it at 347.
*This latest official death toll is now 321. Most of those - some 85% were in north Lombok. No tourists are believed to have died. In Bali 2 died.
Latest official stats on damage: 68,000 homes and buildings, nearly 500 schools, three hospitals and 10 clinics, and six bridges. This is from the BNPB. The death toll is likely to climb.
Lots still living and alive
Despite the death toll, from the TV reports, you might think that a high percentage of the population perished.
Without dowplaying or belittling the number that did die (even one fatality is a tragedy), out of interest, did you know how many people didn’t die on Lombok? Around 3.5 million.
That’s right, Lombok has quite a large population. And more than 99.99% of those inhabitants did survive.
Lombok is 4,725km square, about the same size as Bali. It is smaller than Trinidad but larger than Cebu in Philippines, Majorca, and New York’s Long Island. (Lombok has one of its beaches is ranked one of the most beautiful in the world, but we aren't going to tell you which one.)
Around 5,000 or more tourists were on the Gilis islands and more in Lombok at the time of the quake.
To put things in context, more people have died in vehicle accidents in the last five days in the USA than have died in the quake that happened on Sunday night. More Australian die each year in SEA Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia) than in this quake. Yes, it is a tragedy and a natural disaster, but it isn't the end of the world doomsday as some are making it out to be.
----------------------------------------------------- Should I come to Bali (and Lombok), or if I am here now, should I leave?
It is entirely up to you if you are planning on coming to Bali or Lombok shortly, or if you are already here, and considering leaving. In Bali, life goes on as normal, there is no panic, there is no drama.
Yes, a few aftershocks have been felt the last few days, lasting a short time, and more annoying than anything really. Mainly because of their unpredictability.
But if you have been following this page, you know what to do, right? (hint, if you forgot, look at the end of this post)
There hasn't been a mass exodus of people. In fact, we personally don't know of any foreigner living in Bali or Lombok who has gone away or back home.
If you are visiting, you can help the local economy and if you support small local businesses and family operations, you are helping more than if you stay at a big chain hotel, eat at McDs', and drink at Starbucks.
So you can make a difference. And I know you want to.
Bali and the southern parts of neighboring Lombok are safe to visit, says Lilik Kurniawan, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency's (BNPB) community empowerment director, in a story in the Jakarta Post. "Over the coming weeks, people are still welcome to visit the two islands, but not the disaster areas. They can travel to other beautiful places in Bali and South Lombok," Lilik said as quoted by kompas.com.
He added that the beautiful beaches in the southern parts of Lombok could still be visited, while urging tourists to remain cautious.
Lilik said tourists should remain vigilant. "We have actually mapped out all the potential disaster areas in Indonesia. Tourists must always be vigilant so that they are not caught out when visiting a certain location."
He said to be wary of hoaxes and misinformation that were intended to frighten tourists.
Lilik added that the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) had an app, named Inarisk, which provided factual information on any potential disaster.
BNPB officials are currently working with airport authorities to promote the app so that tourists can gain access to the correct information.
"The app will provide instructions on what to do, where to go to and what sort of preparations are needed in case of a disaster," Lilik said. The app is available on Google Play for Android users, with both Indonesian and English versions. (from Jakarta Post)
For those on Lombok requiring assistance, there is a hotline and consular help:
The Foreign Visitor Help Desk for tourists who have been affected by the Lombok earthquake can be contacted at +62 878 6412 4151. The help desk can also respond to WhatsApp messages and help tourists who have lost their passports.
“Tourists with expired visas will not be subject to penalties. The Foreign Ministry will assist those in need of a visa renewal,” Arief said.
Meanwhile, Agung remains quiet, with just a few shallow quakes and a few blowing tremors, and even though aftershocks from Lombok were picked up on the seismographs around Agung, the volcano is unmoved, unaffected, and seems to be in its low-level deflation stage.
------------------------------------------------------- Reminder - if there is a quake (from Jakarta Post)
If the ground starts shaking when you are at home, try to save yourself and family members by hiding under a table. This helps to protect your body from falling objects. Cover your head with a helmet, a pillow or your hands.
If you are outdoors, protect your head and go to an open area. Stay calm and wait as the first earthquake is frequently followed by aftershocks.
Shopping centers or public places
If you happen to be in a shopping center or any other public place, remain calm. Do not use the elevator during an earthquake or fire. Find the emergency exit or fire escape and go to an open area. Follow the rescue team's instruction.
Inside a car
If you are a passenger inside a car, keep your seat belt fastened and hold onto a stable object tightly, such as a handle. This helps to keep you still if the car stops suddenly. Ask the driver to slow down and stop the car, then move to an open area.
Mountain or beach
Earthquakes can cause landslides. If you happen to be on a mountain when an earthquake occurs, move to an open area away from the slope.
Furthermore, earthquakes can also cause tsunamis. Those who are on the beach during earthquakes are recommended to find higher ground.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ How you can help
There has been a call out to medical and emergency professionals to help with the urgent need in Lombok.
But you don’t have to be SAR specialist or a first aider to help.
There are many agencies working in the field to help those who need it the most.
You can make a donation of some money to help, or if you are in Bali or Lombok, there are places which are receiving requested items (no mankinis)
****************If every person following this page gave US$10, that would be almost $300,000 to help with the efforts***********
Indonesian Post is also sending stuff for free this month to aid centres in Lombok.
Yesterday we listed placed to drop off wanted items.
We’ve listed two outfits below and the post letter deal.
PT Pos Indonesia (Persero) is offering FREE shipping as part of its "POS CARE FOR VICTIMS OF EARTHQUAKE NATURAL DISASTERS IN LOMBOK ISLAND" for up to 20kg packages, at any post office, until 31 August
Addressed to: Pos Peduli Korban Bencana Alam Gempa Bumi Di Pulau Lombok up. KP Mataram 83000. OR addressed to one of the three other district "POSKO" Kab. Lombok Utara, Kab. Lombok Barat or Kab. Lombok Timur
PROHIBITION: Donations cannot be accepted in the form of perishable/damaged food or liquid items. No weed. No Bintang. No detox juices. See our last post for what is required.
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Common in the spring season when all of the plants are coming back to life with fresh growth and life after the cold winter months, it is associated with new growth and rebirth.
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