Twenty thousand people fled after the earthquake: Chinese tourists witness Indonesias earthquake shock

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 Twenty thousand people fled after the earthquake: Chinese tourists witness Indonesias earthquake shock


More than 6 pm local time on August 5th evening in Lombok, Indonesia. Ms. Li from Sichuan is lying on the window of the five floor of the hotel, looking up at the sky, enjoying the night of the resort.

Suddenly there was a rocking. I felt that I was going to get out. Ms. Li instantly responded, the earthquake, and quickly found a triangle in the bathroom and sat down.

Two or three seconds later, the hotel suddenly broke off and soon recovered, but the room was still shaking. The walls were cracked, the paintings on the top were shaking off, and the bottles and cans on the table were pong on the ground, almost twelve 3 seconds to end.

When the earthquake subsided, Ms. Lee pulled her friend down from the five floor and fled to a clearing to make sure that God came.

The Chinese Consulate General in Denpasars Consulate General told the news that no Chinese tourists had been killed and killed in the earthquake, and 39 Chinese passengers were safely evacuated.

According to Indonesian officials, about twenty thousand local people and tourists were transferred after the earthquake. But like Ms. Li, many Chinese tourists who come to Indonesia have gone through this thrilling experience.

For the first time, the group went to Bali Island and experienced two earthquakes

When the earthquake happened, Ms. Li in the hotel room felt that the earthquake was very strong. Miss Mickey, who is on her way, is also in a cold sweat.

At that time, I was in (Lombok) San Ji Ji area, just after dinner, taxi, there was an earthquake. Ms. Mi told the surging news that she saw a ground crack on the road, and many electric poles on top of her head once sparkled with electric sparks.

With a snap, the lights on the next dining room went out, and the whole island was plunged into darkness. Ms. Mi said that in Lombok, it usually gets dark at six oclock in the evening. After about an hours power failure, power and cell phone communications were restored.

Ms. Mi works as a tourist pick-up service on Longmu Island, where she rents a local residential house in the Batu Layar area west of the island. Wooden pavilions in the backyard of the houses have collapsed in the earthquake, and the windows of the rooms are broken.

According to her description, the Holiday Resort Hotel in the St. Gigi resort was badly damaged, with the reception hall on the first floor largely covered with collapsed building materials. The roof of many houses in the tourist area has also been tilted after the earthquake.

At Lomboks Lombok International Airport, Rachel Cornelius, from Bali Island, is preparing to return to his home in Bali Island, where she did not take the earthquake seriously at first.

We just ordered some drinks and food. After a few minutes, we felt the whole airport shaking. At the beginning, we joked, this is probably because of a jet plane. She told the American Broadcasting Company (ABC).

But a few minutes later, the airport began to vibrate. Rachel soon realized that this was not a jet, but an earthquake.

The shock lasted about 30 seconds, Rachel described the horror of the fear of escaping when the earthquake occurred. After 5 seconds of the shock, people began to scream and run around. In running, people jump onto the table, chairs are thrown around, and chaos is everywhere.

Bali Island, which is 200 kilometers away from Lombok, was also affected by the earthquake.

Bob Mulcroft, from Sydney, was eating at a restaurant on the street of Ubud (Ubud) in Bali Island, but a sudden strong shock at his feet broke the beauty.

All of a sudden there was a feeling of dizziness and nausea, and I think it was sure that at first it was like I suspected it was not my own illusion, but as the shock became more and more obvious, people were getting scared, and everyone rushed to the street. Bob told the American Broadcasting Company (ABC).

Ms. He, the tour guide from Chongqing, told Peng Mei News that at the Windham Hotel in Ubud, many tourists chose to spend the night in the lobby.

For the first time, he, who brought a group to Bali Island, went through two earthquakes. Nearly 30 Chinese tourists in her regiment arrived in Indonesia in July 26th and an earthquake occurred three days later.

In July 29th, the same magnitude 6.4 earthquake in Lombok resulted in 16 deaths and more than 300 injuries.

After the earthquake, when the earthquake occurred again in the evening of August 5th, Ms. He was certain, she did not rush out of the hotel, just lying on the ground waiting for the earthquake to stop. After more than a minute, she felt the building of the hotel stopped shaking in the earthquake.

She clearly remembered that there were two aftershocks that she could perceive. According to local media reports, in fact, after the 5 earthquake, there were more than 100 aftershocks.

On the day of the earthquake, he was asked to climb to the top to avoid the tsunami.

Indonesia is an archipelago of more than 17,000 islands, located in the Pacific Rim seismic belt, so frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. By the end of 2004, 9.3 strong earthquakes occurred near Sumatra island, which had caused tsunamis and caused about 200000 deaths.

Feng Feng, a tourist from Sichuan, told the surging news that on the 5 day, a family of eight people flew from Chengdu to Lombok just now. But, just now, when I was sitting down in a restaurant, I had an earthquake.

Tourists, under the leadership of the hotel staff, try to avoid the tsunami.

About two hours later, the tsunami warning was lifted.

However, because the original hotel was damaged in the epicenter, they were transferred to a hotel near Mataram airport. After checking in, Ms. Feng learned that the room was on the 5 floor, and she was afraid of staying behind. We can only wait in the lobby.

After the earthquake, many tourists chose to show up in the hotel.

Ms. Lee waited for the whole night outside the hotel.

On the day of the earthquake, Ms. Li and her friends came to Indonesia for the fifth day. According to the plan, they should return home on the 7 day. But the sudden earthquake disrupted her journey.

Early in the early 6 day, Ms. Li was ready to come to Lombok airport, but because of the flight delays, she was the same as most of the tourists at the airport, stranded there.

The restaurant is empty. Ms. Li said, fortunately, everyone is more crisis-conscious, ahead of time to store water and dry food, estimated to last a day or two, even if it is no problem sleeping outside.

The airport has gathered a lot of Chinese people, some with the old children, and Ms. Li then acted as a temporary translation at the airport. Everyone is warm together, and each other has a care.

Ms. MI has purchased the air ticket for 7 nights, and intends to go to Jakarta from Lombok before deciding on the subsequent arrangements.

Ms. Hes tour group was originally scheduled to return home in the middle of August, but the two earthquake has made her have a heart to heart, look forward to the past few days, soon to return.

Chinese tourists prefer Bali Island and are not familiar with Lombok.

The latest data from the Indonesian disaster emergency department showed that 98 people were killed in the earthquake, all of Indonesian locals, most of which were killed by collapsed buildings.

According to the cable news network (CNN) 6, the Indonesian disaster emergency minister Nugroho said about twenty thousand local people and tourists were transferred after the earthquake.

However, a video released by Indonesian officials on tweet showed hundreds of foreign tourists were trapped on the island of Lombok near the coast of the country. Gili Trawan and its adjacent Gili Air and Gili Meno islands, also known as the Three Geely Islands, are Indonesian tourist attractions.

Nugroho, 6, later said that about 2700 tourists had been evacuated from Geely three islands.

The Chinese Consulate General in Denpasar announced 6 days that there were about 40 Chinese tourists trapped here. On the evening of 6, the surging news was learned from the Chinese Consulate General in Denpasar. All the tourists, including 39 Chinese citizens, have been evacuated to the safe area. Some of them have been left by the scheduled flights.

Meanwhile, after the earthquake, tourist companies joined in helping Chinese tourists evacuate. Ctrip Travel told the surging news, when the earthquake occurred, Ctrip did not organize the team to swim in Lombok, there were 4 tourists who had booked free products through Ctrip, starting from Shanghai in Lombok. 2 of them have traveled from Lombok to the next destination, and 2 are still on the island.

It is understood that Ctrip also launched the major disaster tourism guarantee fund to deal with the Lombok earthquake. For tourists who have recently planned to go to Lombok, tourists who have booked Lombok free travel and one day tour through Ctrip in seven days in from August 6th to 12th can fully subscribe to tourist products, and reserve tourists from Bali Island + Lombok tourism products, and Ctrip will refund the travel expenses of Lombok section free of charge. In response to the earthquake, Ctrip also launched SOS support, 24 hour Chinese service, and micro tour support.

Industry insiders said that Longmu Island is not a regular group destination for Chinese tourists, most of whom are in Bali. At present, domestic flights and tours to Bali Island are normal. The leader of the Ctrip travel agency in Bali, Wang couple, told Peng Mei News that the earthquake was at night local time and the tour group had returned to their rooms for rest. Bali Island is far away from Lombok, and the impact is not big. At present, the situation in Bali Island is still not affected by the 5 day earthquake. Wang Lu has led the way to the Bali Island sea temple, and continues the itinerary. The islands popular scenic spots and restaurants can still see many Chinese tourists.

Lombok is located in the east of Bali Island, looking across the sea. It is understood that at present, Chinese tourists are not well aware of Lombok. The main tourist groups are free travel and some climbing photography enthusiasts. The domestic tourists are mainly from Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Chengdu to Lombok. Due to local visibility, traffic capacity and the number of hotels, team tours rarely involve the island.

However, in recent years, with the Indonesian governments propaganda of Longmu Island and the deep excavation of the island by tourists, Longmu Island gradually appears in the sight of senior tourism enthusiasts. According to the free travel order data of Ctrip, the tourists who registered Lombok free travel through Ctrip this summer increased more than 100% year on year, 54% of the average age of tourists are 30-39 years old, mainly a few young lovers and travellers who are interested in climbing photography on foot. Recently, the crustal movements around Bali Island and Lombok have been active and frequent. The general consulate in Denpasar reminded Chinese tourists to pay attention to safety tips, to understand and grasp the knowledge of emergency self rescue, not to climb the Rinjani volcano, away from the area near the Argonne volcano. Pay attention to the weather and sea conditions. Do not venture out of the sea. The source of this article: surging news editor: Luo Jiazhen _NBJS6445

However, in recent years, with the Indonesian governments propaganda of Longmu Island and the deep excavation of the island by tourists, Longmu Island gradually appears in the sight of senior tourism enthusiasts. According to the free travel order data of Ctrip, the tourists who registered Lombok free travel through Ctrip this summer increased more than 100% year on year, 54% of the average age of tourists are 30-39 years old, mainly a few young lovers and travellers who are interested in climbing photography on foot.

Recently, the crustal movements around Bali Island and Lombok have been active and frequent. The general consulate in Denpasar reminded Chinese tourists to pay attention to safety tips, to understand and grasp the knowledge of emergency self rescue, not to climb the Rinjani volcano, away from the area near the Argonne volcano. Pay attention to the weather and sea conditions. Do not venture out of the sea.