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is Bali safe to travel to in 3 weeks?

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is Bali safe to travel to in 3 weeks?

We have a trip to Bali in 3 weeks... Is an earthquake or tsunami likely to be a threat in that time? Is there anyone who know of some source I can check to keep me updated.

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Eaton, Australia
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1. Re: is Bali safe to travel to in 3 weeks?

That is a complete unknown. You need to follow the news and accordingly, make your own decision.

Mortdale, Australia
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2. Re: is Bali safe to travel to in 3 weeks?

Mt Agung Daily Report on FB gives up to date reports...but aa far as in 3 weeks time ...who knows!!! Remember the earthquake was on Lombok not Bali. Bali felt it due to its proximity to Lombok

Perth, Australia
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3. Re: is Bali safe to travel to in 3 weeks?

Sorry, we're only tourists same as yourself and have to gauge our decisions on what we hear in the media and from other sources. One thing I would do is to ensure that my insurance covered me for natural disasters.

Perth
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4. Re: is Bali safe to travel to in 3 weeks?

Bali sits on the earthquake line and has always had them, these ones are just bigger.

No one knows.

Australians can register with smart traveller but I am not sure where you are from.

Bandung, Indonesia
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5. Re: is Bali safe to travel to in 3 weeks?

You could take a look at the ASEAN Earthquake Information Center which has lots of useful links:

http://aeic.bmkg.go.id/aeic/aeiclink.html

However, earthquakes cannot be predicted and scientists can only predict that along major faults in the earth's crust that sometime in the future an earthquake will likely occur. But there is absolutely no way to predict when an earthquake will occur or the likelihood of it occurring in say three weeks time. Tsunamis only occur following a major earthquake, so only when a major earthquake has occurred can predictions of tsunamis be made.

I did hear on local tv that yesterday's earthquake was the big one and they said that any further earthquakes will probably just be less powerful aftershocks. But who knows for certain.

Edited: 06 August 2018, 10:31
Munich, Germany
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6. Re: is Bali safe to travel to in 3 weeks?

Nobody in the world can tell you that.

Don't you think that somebody would have told those poor people yesterday to evacuate if anything was known or could be predicted.

If you really want to be sure then the only thing you can do is never travel to Bali/Lombok or Indonesia.

The best you can do is polish your crystal ball, deal some tarot cards and throw some runes and have a cup of tea.

Perth, Australia
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7. Re: is Bali safe to travel to in 3 weeks?

Many years ago I lived in Wellington New Zealand for 3 years. From time to time there would be some rattling and shaking going on but after it was over, the plates were put back in the cupboard and the books back on the shelves, everyone just went on as normal. Of course that was before the internet so people didn’t have any way of knowing about it and therefore being afraid to visit the city.

Sometimes the media tend to beat things up.

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9. Re: is Bali safe to travel to in 3 weeks?

I will be flying to Bali in 2weeks and it's my first time, but a bit scared of the news and earthquakes still don't know if to cancel or not the flight but I know only that I want to visit Bali, and I will pray for it beig safe ! 😘

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10. Re: is Bali safe to travel to in 3 weeks?

The earthquake was not on Bali.

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