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Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung volcano, lava dome continues to grow, Indonesia

A pyroclastic flow was reported at Sinabung volcano in Indonesia on November 18, 2020, with a sliding distance of 1 500 m (4 921 feet) to the southeast. An eruption occurred at 06:44 UTC, accompanied by an ash plume rising up to 3.6 km (12 000 feet) above sea level....

November 18, 2020

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CVGHM warns major eruption may be imminent at Merapi volcano, Indonesia

Information has been received from the Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (CVGHM) suggesting that a significant eruption may be imminent at Merapi volcano, the Darwin VAAC said in a Volcanic Ash Advisory issued 06:40 UTC on November...

November 08, 2020

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Alert level raised to 3 as seismic activity increases at Merapi volcano, Indonesia

The alert level at Indonesia's Merapi has been raised from level 2 to 3 (on a scale of 1 - 4) on November 5, 2020, after a significant increase in seismicity. The volcanic-tectonic activity has remained elevated since powerful eruptions on June 21, when the...

November 05, 2020

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Pyroclastic flows at Sinabung volcano, evacuations ordered, Indonesia

Pyroclastic flows with slide distances of 1.5 and 2.5 km (0.9 - 1.5 miles) were observed at Sinabung volcano, Sumatra, Indonesia on Sunday, October 25, 2020, prompting authorities to evacuate nearby settlements. The Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard...

October 26, 2020

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900 homes inundated after flash floods and landslides hit West Java, Indonesia

Heavy rains triggered flash floods and landslides in Garut District of West Java, Indonesia, on Monday, October 12, 2020. Hundreds of houses were submerged, displacing around 1 000 families. Intense downpours began Sunday, October 11, and continued into Monday...

October 13, 2020

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Floods and landslides leave 4 missing, over 200 houses submerged in West Java, Indonesia

Heavy downpours struck West Java, Indonesia, on Saturday, October 3, 2020, triggering floods and landslides that left four people missing and more than 200 houses submerged, according to disaster agency officials. In Cianjur District, a river overflowed due to heavy...

October 05, 2020

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At least 2 killed, 20 injured as more floods and landslides hit Jakarta and West Java, Indonesia

More floods and landslides struck Indonesia's capital Jakarta and nearby areas, including West Java, claiming at least two lives and leaving 20 others injured, officials reported Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Since January this year, at least 283 people have died...

September 24, 2020

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Kesongo mud volcano erupts, leaving 4 people poisoned and 19 buffaloes missing, Indonesia

Kesongo mud volcano in Central Java, Indonesia erupted at around 05:00 LT on August 27, 2020, leaving 4 people poisoned and 19 buffaloes missing. The last eruption of this mud volcano took place 3 years ago. Blora BPBD Rapid Reaction Team Coordinator, Agung Tri,...

August 27, 2020

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Eruption continues at Sinabung volcano, Indonesia

Volcanic eruptions continue at Sinabung volcano, Indonesia since August 7 after more than a year of inactivity. Authorities are urging residents and tourists to stay outside a 5 km (3.1 miles) radius from the crater. The Alert Level remains at III (Siaga/Alert). On...

August 24, 2020

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Deep M6.9 earthquake hits Banda Sea, Indonesia

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit Banda Sea, Indonesia at 04:09 UTC on August 21, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 627 km (389 miles). The epicenter was located 220.4 km (136.7 miles) SSE of Kotabu and 257.8 km (159.9 miles) NNE of...

August 21, 2020

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Two very strong earthquakes - M6.8 and M6.9 - hit off the coast of southern Sumatra, Indonesia

Two very strong earthquakes registered by the USGS as M6.8 and M6.9 hit off the coast of southern Sumatra, Indonesia on August 18, 2020, at 22:23 and 22:29 UTC, respectively. The quakes hit at depths of 22 and 26 km (13.6 and 16.1 miles), according to the USGS. EMSC...

August 19, 2020

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Powerful eruption at Mount Sinabung, ash up to 10 km (32 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

A high-level eruption took place at the Indonesian Sinabung volcano at around 03:16 UTC on August 10, 2020, ejecting ash up to 10 km (32 000 feet) above sea level and forcing authorities to evacuate nearby communities. The Aviation Color Code was briefly raised to...

August 10, 2020

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Mount Sinabung erupts after more than a year of inactivity, Indonesia

Indonesian Sinabung volcano started erupting at 18:58 UTC on August 7, 2020, for the first time since June 2019. Authorities are urging residents and tourists to stay outside a 3 km (1.8 miles) radius from the crater. The Alert Level remains at III (Siaga/Alert)....

August 08, 2020

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Floods and landslides hit Sorong, leaving 4 people dead and hundreds of cars stranded - West Papua, Indonesia

Four people lost their lives while three others were injured after floods and landslides hit Sorong in West Papua, Indonesia on Thursday night, July 16, 2020, the Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) confirmed. Hundreds of vehicles were trapped in floodwaters in Rawa...

July 17, 2020

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New eruption at Raung volcano, first since 2015, Indonesia

A new eruption occurred at the Indonesian Raung volcano at 06:53 UTC (13:53 local time) on July 16, 2020. This is the first reported eruption of this volcano since its last eruptive phase ended in August 2015. According to Raung Volcano Observatory VONA issued 07:45...

July 16, 2020

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At least 15 dead, 4 000 affected as flash floods sweep through South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Severe flash floods hit Indonesia's South Sulawesi Province on July 13 and 14, leaving at least 15 people dead and a number of people missing, North Luwu district official Indah Putri Indriani reported Tuesday, July 14, 2020. More than 4 000 residents have been...

July 14, 2020

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Deep M6.6 earthquake hits Java Sea, Indonesia

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit the Java Sea, Indonesia at 22:54 UTC on July 6, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 528.7 km (328 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 566 km (351 miles). The epicenter was located 94 km...

July 07, 2020

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Massive landslide sweeps away mountain road in eastern Indonesia

A huge landslide swept away a mountain road in eastern Indonesia on June 26, 2020. One local captured the horrific collapse of the main road at Battang Barat, Wara Barat district, with several residents heard screaming in the background. A building was swept away as...

June 29, 2020

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Strong eruption at Merapi volcano, ashfall reported up to 45 km (28 miles) away, Indonesia

Indonesia's Mount Merapi has erupted twice on Sunday, June 21, 2020, ejecting ash up to 6 000 m (20 000 feet) into the sky, according to the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG). The first explosion occurred at 02:13 UTC (09:13 LT) and...

June 22, 2020

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Flash floods leave 1 500 houses damaged or destroyed, 5 400 affected in Gorontalo, Indonesia

Intense rains since June 12, 2020, have caused severe flash floods in five districts of Bone Bolango Regency in the province of Gorontalo, Indonesia, resulting in about 1 500 houses damaged or destroyed. 5 407 people were affected, 3 injured and 4 still missing,...

June 15, 2020

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Earthquake at Ijen volcano triggers a 3-meter tsunami, killing 1, Indonesia

Volcanic tremor at Mount Ijen in East Java, Indonesia, triggered the release of poisonous gas and a 3 m (10 feet) high tsunami at 05:30 UTC (12:30 LT) on Friday, May 29, 2020. A sulfur miner was found dead a day after, local media confirmed. The tremor resulted in...

June 02, 2020

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More than 30 000 affected by flooding in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Floods in Samarinda City, East Kalimantan Province, Indonesia over the past couple of days affected 30 894 people, the disaster management (BPBD) reported on May 25. Inundations started from around May 22, following a period of heavy rain, affecting four...

May 27, 2020

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Rare tornado hits Sumatra, killing 2 people and damaging 245 homes

A rare tornado tore through several villages on Indonesia's Sumatra island on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. At least two fatalities, 6 people injured, and 245 damaged homes were confirmed on Thursday, May 21. The storm hit the Tulang Bawang district of Lampung...

May 22, 2020

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High-impact eruption to 14 km (46 000 feet) a.s.l. at Semeru volcano, Indonesia

A high-impact eruption took place at Semeru volcano, Indonesia at around 12:25 UTC on May 16, 2020. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. The eruption comes just three hours after a short-lived, high-level eruption at Ibu volcano, Halmahera. The Aviation Color...

May 16, 2020

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Short-lived, high-level eruption at Ibu volcano, ash to 13.7 km (45 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

A short-lived, high-level eruption took place at Indonesian Ibu volcano, Halmahera at 09:20 UTC on May 16, 2020. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. According to the Darwin VAAC, the eruption to 13.7 km (45 000 feet) above sea level moving S was short-lived...

May 16, 2020

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M6.8 earthquake hits Banda Sea at intermediate depth, Indonesia

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit the Banda Sea, Indonesia at 13:53 UTC on May 6, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 107 km (66.5 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M6.9 at a depth of 112 km (69 miles). The epicenter was located 345 km (214...

May 06, 2020

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Major floods submerge 22 000 homes in West Java, Indonesia

Major flooding affecting West Java, Indonesia since April 30, 2020, submerged 21 888 houses -- affecting up to 81 088 residents -- in five sub-districts of Bandung District, according to the West Java Disaster Mitigation (BPBD). The flood-hit areas are Dayeuhkolot,...

May 04, 2020

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Clear sky satellite imagery of Anak Krakatau volcano after strong eruption on April 10

The European Sentinel-2 satellite acquired first clear sky images of Indonesian Anak Krakatau volcano after strong eruption on April 11, 2020. The activity level of the volcano remains at 2 (Waspada) -- residents and tourists are not allowed within 2 km (1.2 miles)...

April 18, 2020

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Ongoing floods affect more than 25 000 in East Java, Indonesia

Flooding across the Lamongan District in East Java, Indonesia, since April 9, 2020, hit about 7 500 houses, directly affecting more than 25 000 people. The local government responded to the situation by providing relief items to the afflicted population, however, an...

April 16, 2020

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Another strong explosion at Anak Krakatau, Indonesia

Another strong eruption occurred at Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano on April 13, 2020, three days after a powerful magmatic eruption when the volcano spewed volcanic ash up to 14.3 km (47 000 feet) above sea level. As of Wednesday, April 14, the Aviation Color...

April 14, 2020

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Strong eruption at Anak Krakatau, ash up to 14.3 km (47 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

A strong magmatic eruption with volcanic ash reaching 14.3 km (47 000 feet) above sea level took place at Anak Krakatau volcano in Sunda Strait, Indonesia on April 10, 2020. This is the strongest activity at the volcano since the violent eruption, partial collapse...

April 11, 2020

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Widespread damage after new wave of floods hit Indonesia, more than 56 000 people affected and 9 285 buildings flooded

More than 9 280 buildings were flooded and 56 000 people affected after heavy rains triggered widespread flooding in Indonesia's Bandung regency, according to the National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) report released on April 1, 2020. Among the affected...

April 01, 2020

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Strong eruption at Merapi volcano -- ash to 7.8 km (25 500 feet) a.s.l., Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Indonesia

A moderately strong eruption took place at Indonesia's most active volcano -- Mount Merapi, on Friday, March 27, 2020, ejecting ash up to 7.8 km (25 500 feet) above sea level and forcing authorities to raise the Aviation Color Code from Green to Red. This is...

March 27, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits south of Bali, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit south of Bali, Indonesia at 17:45 UTC on March 18, 2020 (01:45 LT, March 19). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was...

March 18, 2020

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Evidence shows humans in northern India survived Mount Toba supervolcano eruption 74 000 years ago

Archaeologists discovered evidence suggesting that humans in India have survived the catastrophic Toba supervolcano eruption in Indonesia 74 000 years ago. After studying stone tools unearthed in northern India, researchers found a continuous occupation, showing...

March 15, 2020

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Dengue fever outbreak hits Indonesia, 16 099 cases and 100 fatalities reported

Dengue fever outbreak is sweeping across Indonesia. Authorities have reported 16 099 cases nationwide since January and at least 100 fatalities. "[There are] cases of 16 099 with 100 deaths for the national level. Efforts are being made to encourage an increase...

March 10, 2020

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Powerful eruption at Merapi volcano, ash to 10.7 km (35 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

A high-level eruption took place at the Indonesian Merapi volcano, Central Java at 22:22 UTC on March 2, 2020. According to the Darwin VAAC, volcanic ash reached 10.7 km (35 000 feet) above sea level. Pyroclastic flows descended 2 km (1.2 miles) down the slopes of...

March 03, 2020

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More than 45 000 displaced, 120 000 affected as flooding worsens in Greater Jakarta, Indonesia

Nine people have lost their lives while 45 861 others have been displaced as flooding continues to worsen in Indonesia's GreaterJakarta, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) reports. About 119 268 people have been affected by severe inundations in the...

February 29, 2020

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Emergency declared in Indonesia's West Java as widespread floods and landslides displace 10 000

Widespread flooding and landslides due to constant rains forced roughly 10 000 people to flee their home in West Java, Indonesia, according to the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. The calamities resulted in thousands of...

February 26, 2020

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M5.9 earthquake hits near the coast of Yamdena island, Indonesia

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.9 hit near the coast of Yamdena island, Tanimbar Islands, Maluku, Indonesia at 07:33 UTC on February 26, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 61.2 km (38 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 44 km (27...

February 26, 2020