Indonesian Earthquake - Dec 26, 2004
Bali - 12pm - December 27th 2004 - An earthquake struck around 8am, local time, on December 26th, the epicentre of which was located off Northern Aceh, Indonesia.
No tremors were felt in Bali. Recognised as the worlds biggest earthquake in 40 years measuring 9 on the richter scale causing waves as high as ten meters to strike tourist resorts in Thailand, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
Bali was fortunate not to experience any repercussions following the earthquake however it is reported that over 4,300 people have been killed on the Indonesian Island of Sumatra.
Bali Hotels Association expresses its? shock at this event which has taken the lives of over 12,000 people in the South East Asian region of which the numbers are anticipated to still rise.
The Association is currently looking at ways in which we can provide aid to those areas in North Sumatra (Aceh) and will post details on this site shortly.
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