Articles tagged "indonesia"

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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

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Major floods hit Indonesian capital Jakarta for second time this year

Torrential rain has inundated Indonesian capital Jakarta on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, paralyzing wide areas of the city as rescue teams used boats to evacuate people. This was the second time severe flooding hit the capital, following the devastating heavy...

February 25, 2020

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Flash flood sweeps 249 students in Yogyakarta, leaving at least 10 dead, Indonesia

Flash flooding hit a group of 249 high school students who were on a school trip in Java Island's Yogyakarta region, Indonesia, on February 21, 2020. At least 10 were confirmed dead on Sunday, February 23, while 23 of them were treated for injuries. The tragedy...

February 24, 2020

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Heavy rains turn roads into raging rivers, trigger deadly landslides - West Java, Indonesia

Continuous heavy downpour in Indonesia's West Java province turned roads into raging rivers and caused landslides in which at least 4 people lost their lives, authorities confirmed on Thursday, February 20, 2020. Flash floods have also affected more than 115 050...

February 21, 2020

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Deep M6.2 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near the coast of Java, Indonesia at 18:12 UTC on February 5, 2020 (01:12 LT, February 6). The agency is reporting a depth of 592 km (367 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was...

February 05, 2020

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Deadly floods and landslides hit Sumatra, Indonesia

Floods and landslides caused by heavy rains claimed the lives of at least 7 people and displaced more than 2 000 in Sumatra, Indonesia, according to the country's National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Heavy rain caused...

January 29, 2020

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Severe weather affects 60 000, nearly 14 000 homes damaged or destroyed in West Java, Indonesia

Approximately 60 000 people were affected by severe weather in Indonesia as floodwaters continue to inundate six districts in West Java, according to the disaster management's report on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Flooding since Thursday, January 23 inflicted...

January 28, 2020

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9 dead after bridge collapses over swollen river in Bengkulu, Indonesia

Nine people died in Bengkulu, Indonesia after a suspension bridge collapsed over a swollen river on Sunday afternoon, January 19, 2020. Aside from the fatalities, one other person went missing, according to the search and rescue team. In a statement from the...

January 20, 2020

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Strong M6.0 earthquake hits Sulawesi at intermediate depth, Indonesia

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of Sulawesi, Indonesia, at 16:58 UTC on January 19, 2020 (00:58 LT, January 20) at a depth of 118.1 km (73 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 138 km (85.7 miles). The epicenter was...

January 19, 2020

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Papua, Indonesia at 16:38 UTC on January 18, 2020 (01:38 LT, January 19). The agency is reporting a depth of 33 km (20 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 60 km (37 miles). The epicenter was...

January 18, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Aceh, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near Sinabang, Aceh, Indonesia at 06:50 UTC (13:05 LT) on January 7, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 20.3 km (12.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). The...

January 07, 2020

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Massive floods in Indonesia claim 53 lives, 173 000 in emergency centers

Exceptionally heavy rain hit Jakarta Metropolitan Area on December 31, 2019, and January 1, 2020, with up to 377 mm (14.8 inches) of rain in just 24 hours. On average, Jakarta sees 203.2 mm (8 inches) of rainfall during the entire month of December. More heavy to...

January 04, 2020

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Jakarta officials warn more extreme rainfall expected -- announce the use of Weather Modification Technology to combat floods

A day after massive floods hit Jakarta, claiming the lives of at least 23 people, city officials warned residents and tourists more extreme rainfall is expected through the rest of the month and up to at least mid-February 2020. At least 23 people were killed since...

January 02, 2020

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Massive floods hit Jakarta after exceptionally heavy rainfall, several million left without power, at least 53 killed

Massive floods hit Indonesian capital Jakarta on January 1, 2020, killing at least 53 people and forcing tens of thousands to evacuate. Several million were left without power and drinking water. The deaths were a result of hypothermia, electric shocks, landslides,...

January 01, 2020

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Anak Krakatau erupting, continuous volcanic ash up to 3 km (10 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

Phreatomagmatic activity at the Indonesian Anak Krakatau volcano has increased over the past couple of days. This is the site of a major eruption and resulting tsunami on December 22, 2018, during which at least 426 people lost their lives and 30 000 were injured, ...

December 30, 2019

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Hundreds of villages submerged, Riau declares state of emergency as severe weather leaves at least 6 dead and over 62 000 affected, Indonesia

The Riau administration in Indonesia has declared a state of emergency on Friday, December 20, 2019, after floods and landslides affected more than 62 000 residents and claimed at least 6 lives. Floods have reportedly submerged hundreds of villages in six of the...

December 20, 2019

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Papua, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit off the coast of Papua, Indonesia at 12:11 UTC on November 23, 2019, at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located 240 km (150 miles) SE...

November 23, 2019

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Drone films breathtaking descent into Ijen volcano, Indonesia

Spanish filmmaker Andres Aguilera Morillas piloted a drone into the crater of 2 743 m (9 000 ft) Ijen volcano-- a mountain filled with acidic water and sulphuric smoke-- situated in Java, Indonesia. The drone footage captured the spectacular view, showing the inner...

November 22, 2019