Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Doing Something about the Weather and Tsunamis
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

++62 361 286 283

++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)

U.K. Fax:

Australian Fax:

++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

Bali News

Doing Something about the Weather and Tsunamis

Weather and Wave Detector Installed at Cross Channel Connection Point for Java and Bali. Tsumani Detectors for South Bali Set to Operate by Mid-year.

Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge


The channel connecting Bali and Java made a significant step forward in improving the standard of weather and seismographic reporting with the installation of an automatic weather system monitor (AWS) at Ketapang Harbor, near Banyuwangi, in East Java.

Able to instantly detect changes in wind, water and air temperature, current and wave height - the data recorded by the AWS is immediately accessible to ships and shipping companies. Maintained by the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics, the AWS forms part of a growing network of early warning systems being installed throughout Indonesia in the wake of the tsunami disaster of December 26, 2004.

Ketapang is the critical crossing point from Java to Bali with 22 ferries operating between the port and Gilimanuk in west Bali on a 24 hour basis.

Tsunami Detectors

6 separate Tsunami Early Warning Detectors for monitoring the sea approaches to Kuta, Nusa Dua, Sanur and Jembrana are expected to be operational by mid-2006.

According to the Chief of the Denpasar Meteorology and Geophysical Department, S. Budianto, "this equipment can automatically sound a siren warning in the event of a tsunami in as little as 5-10 minutes following an actual earthquake."

According to Budianto, while Bali does not have a history of suffering damage from tsunamis, there are numerous recorded incidents of large waves causing damage on the island's beaches and Bali's position near major geological fault lines could portend a future earthquake sending a tsunami that would touch Bali's shoreline.

Manufactured in France, the new Tsunami Early Warning Detection System are part of a nation-wide system being installed following the Boxing Day 2004 tsunami tragedy.

Positioned to protect Bali's most populous beaches, the warning devices will eventually have real-time connections to cellular telephones and the electronic media.

© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to


Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!

Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!

or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Cherishing the Children
St. Regis Resort Bali and Laguna Resort & Spa Raises More than $20,000 for UNICEF at Lavish Beachside Moonlight Dinner
Itís a Bali Holiday
Official National Holidays and Shared Holidays in Indonesia for 2017
Me and My Guitar
West Bali Police Send Home 18 Punkers on a Personal Sojourn in Bali
Passport to a Clean Bureaucracy
Indonesian Immigration Service Joins the Anti-Corruption Campaign
Welcoming the Ultra-rich to Indonesia
Indonesia Eases the Rules for the Visits by Private Yachts and Private Aircraft to Indonesia
Those in Knead
Bali Culinary Professionals Teach Bali Orphans How to Bake
A Galactic Calamity
Garuda Indonesia Ban Samsung Galaxy 7 Smart Phones from all Flights
Copping it for Murdering a Copper
David Taylor and Sara Connor Headed for Day in Court in Murder of a Balinese Policeman
Seeking New Connections
Provincial and Regency Sources Scramble to Raise Fund to Replace Pedestrian Bridge Between Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan
A Very Bad Exchange
French Exchange Student Arrested in Bali for Stealing a Motorcycle
Snake or Lizard?
Strange Reptile that Visited Bali Policemanís Home Has People Wondering: Is it a Snake or a Lizard?
Under Suspicion Again
Bali Police Acted Outside the Law in Halting Property Fraud Investigation Against Actor Jeremy Thomas
All [News]!