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  The fault lines
by balisunshine

Ever since I started living here,
I have felt a tremor here
and a tremor there.

Then a few years later,
there was that famous tsunami.
….and then a few serious earthquakes
in other parts of Indonesia.

If you’re curios enough to find out what is happening,
well then take a deeper look into the earth.

Bali is on very shaky grounds!
In fact, it’s right on the Ring of Fire.
To be precise, Bali is right on a
smaller plate known as the Sunda Plate.
Sind the Australia Plate is moving northwards
at the amazing speed of 6 cms a year
it pushes and pushes the Sunda Plate from underneath it.

The line where these plates meet is just south of Timor,
South of Sumba, then along the West about 250 kilometers south of Bali
and Java until somewhere to the west of Yogyakarta
(where there was a strong earthquake just a few years ago),
and then it turns NW and runs about 22o kilometers
off the west coast of Sumatra and up through the Andaman Islands.
To the south of this line is a deep trench
in the sea bed known as the Sunda Trench.

This is where all the actions is…
on of the most unstable areas on the planet!!!

If things seem to be pretty peaceful for a while,
don’t be fooled…because that is when stress
in this area has been built up between the plates
and we can expect the earth to take on a strong shake!

In terms of seismic hazard the most dangerous area is
Western Sumatra.
But this does NOT leave Bali out of a high risk earthquake area.

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  • Written Nov 16, 2009
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