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Strong eruption at Sinabung volcano, ash to 7 km (23 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

A strong eruption started at the Indonesian Sinabung volcano, North Sumatra at 06:20 UTC on July 28, 2021 (13:20 local time). The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. According to Sinabung Volcano Observatory, the eruption lasted for about 12 minutes. Two volcanic...

July 28, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Sulawesi, Indonesia at 12:09 UTC on July 26, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located 98 km (61 miles) WNW...

July 26, 2021

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Sirung volcano erupts, Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Indonesia

Ash emission was observed at the Indonesian Sirung volcano, East Nusa Tenggara starting at 08:44 UTC (16:44 LT) on July 21, 2021. The last known eruption of this volcano took place in 2015, with ash rising up to 1.5 km (5 000 feet) above sea level. The best estimate...

July 21, 2021

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Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Molucca Sea, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Indonesian BMKG as M6.2 hit the Molucca Sea, Indonesia at 00:43 UTC on July 10, 2021 (07:33 WIB). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M6.3 at a depth of 60 km (37 miles),...

July 10, 2021

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1 432 natural disasters claimed 493 lives so far this year in Indonesia

At least 493 people lost their lives while 68 remain missing in 1 432 natural disasters in Indonesia between January 1, 2021, and June 17, 2021, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB). 5.2 million people have been affected, many of whom were...

June 17, 2021

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Seram Island, Indonesia - tsunami warning issued

A shallow earthquake registered by the Indonesian BMKG as M6.1 hit Seram Island, Moluccas, Indonesia at 04:43 UTC (11.43 LT) on June 16, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC and USGS are reporting M5.8 at a depth of 10.6 km (6.6 miles)....

June 16, 2021

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Significant eruption, pyroclastic flow at Sinabung volcano, Indonesia

A significant eruption took place at the Indonesian Sinabung volcano at 16:35 UTC on June 6, 2021, producing a pyroclastic flow and ejecting volcanic ash up to 9.1 km (30 000 feet) above sea level. The eruption lasted for 421 seconds and was not clearly observable...

June 07, 2021

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World's longest recorded earthquake lasted for 32 years

The devastating M8.5 earthquake that shook Sumatra, Indonesia, in 1861 was long believed to be a sudden rupture on a previously quiescent fault. However, new research showed that tectonic plates below the island had been slowly crashing against each other for 32...

June 04, 2021

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Strong M6.1 earthquake hits Molucca Sea, Indonesia

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the Molucca Sea, Indonesia at 10:09 UTC on June 3, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 31.2 km (10.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles). The epicenter was located 127.5 km (79...

June 03, 2021

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Widespread flooding affects 60 000 people in West Java, Indonesia

Widespread flooding has affected nearly 60 000 residents of Bandung Regency in West Java Indonesia. Figures from the meteorological agency show that the city registered 76.8 mm (3 inches) of rain in a 24-hour period to Tuesday, May 25, 2021, which is nearly half the...

May 27, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia at 06:33 UTC on May 14, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located 259...

May 14, 2021

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High-level eruption at Sinabung volcano, ash to 12.9 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

A high-level eruption took place at Sinabung volcano on May 13, 2021. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 19:35 UTC. According to the Darwin VAAC, the volcanic ash is clearly identifiable on the latest satellite imagery, rising up to 12.9 km (40 000 feet)...

May 13, 2021

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Landslides leave 5 dead, 8 missing in Batang Toru, Indonesia

Several landslides hit the Batang Toru hydropower plant area in Marancar, the South Tapanuli District of North Sumatra, Indonesia, on Thursday, April 29, 2021. Five fatalities have been reported, while eight others are still missing as of Monday, May 3, 2021....

May 03, 2021

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Phreatic explosion at Dieng volcano, Indonesia

A phreatic explosion occurred at Sileri crater of Dieng Volcanic Complex, Java, Indonesia at 11:25 UTC (18:25 LT) on April 29, 2021. The last notable eruption of this volcano took place on July 2, 2017, injuring 10 people. An examination of the crater at 01:03 UTC...

April 30, 2021

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Nias region, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit the Nias region of Indonesia at 23:58 UTC on April 19, 2021, at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located about 257 km (160 miles) S of...

April 20, 2021

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Strong M6.0 earthquake leaves at least 8 people dead, 1 350 buildings damaged in Java, Indonesia

At least eight people were killed while around 1 350 buildings were damaged after a strong M6.0 earthquake struck near the south coast of Java, Indonesia, at 07:00 UTC on April 10, 2021. The epicenter was located 45 km (28 miles) SSW of Gongdanglegi Kulon...

April 13, 2021

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Deep M6.1 earthquake hits Celebes Sea

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the Celebes Sea, between the Philippines and Indonesia, at 09:30 UTC on April 10, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 320 km (198 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The...

April 10, 2021

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M6.0 earthquake hits near the south coast of Java, Indonesia

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the south coast of Java, Indonesia at 07:00 UTC on April 10, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 82.3 km (51.1 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 84 km (52 miles). The epicenter was located...

April 10, 2021

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More than 67 killed after lahar from Mount Lewotolo hits two villages, Indonesia

Torrential rains dumped by Tropical Storm "Seroja" produced deadly lahar on the slopes of Mount Lewotolo volcano early April 4, 2021. According to the AAP, the total number of casualties attributed to Seroja rose to 155 as of early Monday, April 6. 72...

April 06, 2021

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More than 40 people killed, hundreds missing after severe floods and landslides hit Indonesia

At least 44 people have been killed and hundreds are reportedly missing after heavy rains struck Indonesian East Nusa Tenggara province, triggering floods and landslides early Sunday morning, April 4, 2021. The worst-hit area is East Flores regency where heavy rains...

April 04, 2021

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Destructive tornado hits Cimenyan, West Java, Indonesia

A strong tornado hit the district of Cimenyan, West Java, Indonesia at 15:45 LT on Sunday, March 28, 2021. Badung Regency BPBD reported 298 homes were damaged in the villages of Cimenyan and Mekarsaluyu, as well as 2 educational facilities, 1 village office, and 1...

March 29, 2021

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Very bright fireball explodes over Sulawesi, Indonesia

A very bright fireball exploded over Sulawesi, Indonesia at around 14:20 UTC (21:20 WIB) on March 16, 2021, briefly turning night into day. Videos from the event show a bright fireball streaking across Pagimana District, Banggai Regency, Central Sulawesi. A sonic...

March 22, 2021

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Major eruption at Sinabung volcano produces large pyroclastic flows with ash up to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l.

A major eruption started at the Indonesian Sinabung volcano at 23:42 UTC on March 1, 2021, ejecting ash up to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) above sea level. This is its first major eruption since August 2020. The eruption produced pyroclastic flows up to 5 km (3.1 miles)...

March 02, 2021

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Extreme monsoon rains submerge parts of capital Jakarta under 2.7 m (8.8 feet) of water, Indonesia

Extreme monsoon rains brought massive flooding to the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Saturday, February 20, 2021, with parts of the city (population 30 million) under 1.2 to 2.7 m (3.9 - 8.8 feet) of water. The floods forced the evacuation of some 1 380 residents to...

February 21, 2021

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Large landslide hits East Java, leaving 18 people dead or missing, Indonesia

A large landslide caused by heavy rains hit Ngetos village of Nganjuk Regency in East Java, Indonesia on February 14, 2021, leaving at least 2 people dead and 16 others missing. According to BNPB, the landslide took place at 18:30 LT (11:30 UTC), severely damaging...

February 15, 2021

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Severe floods and landslides leave 39 100 homes damaged, 63 700 people displaced and 4 dead in Java, Indonesia

Around 63 700 people have been displaced, while four fatalities were reported after floods and landslides struck Java, Indonesia over the past couple of days. Some 156 800 people were affected and 39 100 buildings damaged. Heavy rainfall began falling on February 4,...

February 12, 2021

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Elevated activity at Raung volcano, Indonesia

Eruption at Raung volcano continues at elevated levels, with several strong explosions ejecting ash up to 5.5 km (18 000 feet) above sea level over the past 3 days. Raung Volcano Observatory said non-harmonic tremors are present at the volcano since January 20, when...

February 12, 2021

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Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia at 12:52 UTC on February 10, 2021, at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). The epicenter was located 218 km (135 miles) SSW of...

February 10, 2021

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Large lahar at Semeru volcano, Indonesia

A large lahar flow formed on the slopes of Mount Semeru volcano in East Java, Indonesia during heavy rains on February 8, 2021. The flow took place at around 08:39 UTC (15:39 WIB), sweeping away a car. Fortunately, the driver managed to get out of the vehicle and...

February 09, 2021

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Significant eruption at Merapi volcano, ash to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

A significant eruption took place at the Indonesian Merapi volcano at 06:40 UTC on January 27, 2021. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. Due to the meteorological cloud, ash estimate to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) above sea level was based on the IR temperature....

January 27, 2021

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Large waterspout near the coast of Central Java, Indonesia

A large waterspout formed in Gajah Mungkur Reservoir at Wonogiri, Central Java, Indonesia at around 16:30 LT on January 20, 2021. The Chief Executive of the Wonogiri District Disaster Management Agency, Bambang Hariyadi, said the waterspout swirled over the...

January 22, 2021

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Increased activity at Raung volcano, Alert Level raised to 2 - Aviation Color Code to Orange, Indonesia

Indonesian Raung volcano started erupting at 22:18 UTC on January 20, 2020, prompting authorities to raise the Alert Level to 2 and the Aviation Color Code to Orange. At 00:30 UTC on January 21, ash was rising about 3.7 km (12 000 feet) above sea level and drifting...

January 21, 2021

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15 dead, 24 379 houses inundated as worst floods in 50 years hit South Kalimantan, Indonesia

A series of floods struck the Indonesian province of South Kalimantan Province over the past 10 days, leaving at least 15 people dead, 24 379 houses inundated, and 39 549 displaced as of Monday, January 18, 2021. President Joko Widodo described the massive flooding...

January 18, 2021

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Massive pyroclastic flow at Semeru volcano, Indonesia

A massive pyroclastic flow was generated at the Indonesian Semeru volcano at 10:24 UTC (17:24 WIB) on January 16, 2021. According to the Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG), the flow slid approximately 4.5 km (2.8 miles) down the...

January 17, 2021

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At least 81 people killed, hundreds injured as M6.2 earthquake hits West Sulawesi, Indonesia

At least 81 people have been killed and more than 600 injured after a shallow M6.2 earthquake hit West Sulawesi, Indonesia at 18:28 UTC on January 14, 2021 (01:28 LT, January 15). Many people are still trapped under the rubble and rescue workers fear the death toll...

January 15, 2021

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Very strong M6.2 earthquake hits West Sulawesi, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Sulawesi, Indonesia at 18:28 UTC on January 14, 2021 (01:28 LT, January 15). The agency is reporting a depth of 18.4 km (11.4 miles). BMKG and EMSC are reporting M6.2 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles)....

January 14, 2021

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Severe floods and landslides damage more than 10 000 homes in West Java, death toll rises to 21 with 19 missing, Indonesia

Severe weather in West Java, Indonesia, has triggered severe flooding that damaged more than 10 000 homes, according to the disaster management agency BNPB. Rescue efforts continue as of January 13, 2021, to retrieve missing people after landslides hit Sumedang...

January 13, 2021

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At least 12 killed, 18 injured as two large landslides hit Java, Indonesia

At least 12 people have been killed and 18 others injured after two landslides caused by heavy rain hit West Java Province, Indonesia on Saturday, January 9, 2021. The death toll is preliminary as of Sunday morning, January 10. The landslides took place in West...

January 10, 2021

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More than 500 evacuated after new eruption at Merapi volcano, Indonesia

More than 500 people living on the fertile slopes of Merapi volcano in Indonesia were forced to evacuate on January 7, 2021, after a brief eruption at 01:02 UTC produced a pyroclastic flow with ash rising up to 3 km (10 000 feet) above sea level. The pyroclastic...

January 07, 2021

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M6.1 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit North Sulawesi, Indonesia at 20:59 UTC on January 6, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 157 km (97 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 161 km (100 miles). The epicenter was located 60 km (37...

January 06, 2021