Earthquake in Bali forcing tourists to leave the hotel

Earthquake in Bali forcing tourists to leave the hotel Natural Disasters

The Indonesian archipelago is located in the Pacific volcanic ring of fire, which explains the constant earthquakes. October 13, 2011 on one of the islands of Bali, an earthquake measuring 6.2, injuring dozens of people.

According to the Red Cross, 44 people are in hospital with head injuries and broken bones, one person is in critical condition. Also destroyed one school and home. According to the U.S. Geological Survey Center epicenter was located at a distance of 160 kilometers south-west of the capital of Bali, Denpasar.

Tourists at Novotel Bali Benoa, located close to the most luxurious beaches of the island, were evacuated after a moment of the earthquake.

In November 2011 Hotel Nusa Dua will be the venue for the meeting of leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, including Barack Obama. However, making complicated, because the representatives of many delegations to return home because of the earthquakes.

Photo: Reuters / Zul Eduardo

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