Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Landslide and mudflow strikes remote villages in Bali, Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Powerful wind storms and torrential rain since early night on Tuesday triggering landslides and mudflow in remote villages of Kintamani, Bangli regency, 60 kilometers northeast of Denpasar, Bali on Tuesday evening, March 13, 2012. Six people were confirmed dead and two other were injured and tens of houses and bridges were damaged. The affected villages includes: Pelandingan, Pinggan, Kedisan, Bayung Cerik, Buahan, Yeh Mampeh, Subaya and Batur Selatan. These villages located along the rim of ancient caldera of Gunung Batur with high topographic relief.

Figure caption: Google earth images of the Kintamani-Bangli area, it is located along the rim of Batur caldera

Another flash flood also reported in Sambelia district, East Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara (east of Bali island) on Tuesday night. The resident has been evacuated to higher ground, but no precise number of evacuees was immediately available.