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Strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hits Sunda Strait, Indonesia

A strong earthquake registered by the BMKG as M6.7 hit Sunda Strait, Indonesia at 09:05 UTC on January 14, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 37.2 km (23.1 miles); EMSC M6.6 at a depth of 60 km (37...

January 14, 2022

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Deep M6.0 earthquake hits Banda Sea, Indonesia

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Banda Sea, Indonesia at 20:55 UTC on January 4, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 556.2 km (345 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located about 282 km (175 miles) E...

January 04, 2022

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Torrential rains cause severe flooding in Sumatra, forcing 24 000 people to evacuate, Indonesia

Heavy rains affecting Indonesia's island of Sumatra over the past days have forced about 24 000 people to evacuate their homes and left at least 2 people dead in the province of Aceh, officials said Tuesday, January 4, 2022. According to Regional Disaster...

January 04, 2022

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Very strong M7.3 earthquake hits Barat Daya Islands at intermediate depth, Indonesia

A major earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 hit Barat Daya Islands, Maluku, Indonesia at 18:25 UTC on December 29, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 166 km (102 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.3 at a depth of 170 km (105 miles). BMKG is reporting M7.4 at a...

December 29, 2021

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Increased seismic activity at Awu volcano, Alert Level raised, Indonesia

The Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (CVGHM) has raised the Alert Level for Awu volcano from 1 to 2 (Alert) on December 12, 2021, due to increased seismic activity detected since October. The last eruption at this volcano took place...

December 14, 2021

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Major M7.3 earthquake hits Flores Sea, Indonesia - 7 people injured, 346 homes damaged

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 hit Flores Sea at 03:20 UTC on December 14, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 18 km (11 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.3 at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). The epicenter was located about 113 km...

December 14, 2021

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At least 39 killed, 12 missing and 57 injured after massive eruption at Semeru volcano, Indonesia

At least 39 people have been killed, 12 are missing and 57 others have been injured after powerful eruption of Semeru volcano in the Indonesian province of East Java on Saturday, December 4, 2021. Nearly 3 000 houses and 38 schools were damaged. Saturday's...

December 05, 2021

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High-level eruption at Semeru volcano, ash to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

A high-level eruption took place at Semeru volcano, East Java, Indonesia at around 08:20 UTC on Saturday, December 4, 2021. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. The eruption comes just two days after a high-level eruption at Sangay volcano, Ecuador.1 At 09:20...

December 04, 2021

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Eruption of Kesongo mud volcano in Central Java, Indonesia

Kesongo mud volcano in Central Java, Indonesia erupted around 08:00 LT on December 3, 2021, spreading mud over an area of approximately 2 ha (4.9 acres). According to media reports, the eruption lasted less than 5 minutes with a maximum height of mud jet about 15 m...

December 03, 2021

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Submarine eruption at Iliwerung volcano, Indonesia

A new submarine eruption started at Iliwerung volcano, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia at 13:52 UTC (21:52 WITA) on November 28, 2021, and lasted about 1 hour. As a result, the Alert Level was raised from 1 (Normal) to 2 (Alert) at 02:00 UTC on November 29. The...

November 29, 2021

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

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the south coast of Papua, Indonesia at 17:46 UTC on November 10, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles). The epicenter...

November 11, 2021

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Severe flash floods hit Indonesia, leaving at least 8 people dead and 3 missing

Severe flash floods hit the Indonesian island of Java on November 4, 2021, claiming the lives of at least 8 people and leaving three others missing. The worst affected were Malang and the city of Batu where floods and mudslides inundated homes and destroyed bridges....

November 05, 2021

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Sudden eruption at Krakatau volcano, Indonesia

A sudden eruption took place at the Indonesian Krakatau volcano at around 07:13 UTC on October 26, 2021. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Orange. According to Anak Krakatau Volcano Observatory, the eruption was recorded on a seismogram with a maximum amplitude...

October 27, 2021

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3 people killed as M5.1 earthquake hits near Agung volcano, Bali, Indonesia

A shallow M5.1 earthquake hit close to Mount Agung, Bali, Indonesia at 20:18 UTC on October 15, 2021, leaving at least 3 people dead and 7 others injured. The injuries included broken bones and head wounds, said Gede Darmada, head of Bali's Search and Rescue...

October 17, 2021

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2 570 homes damaged or destroyed by floods, Indonesia

Heavy rains affecting parts of Indonesia on September 13 and 14, 2021, caused rivers to overflow, floods and landslides. According to the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre), at least 11 839 people have been...

September 15, 2021

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Series of pyroclastic flows at Merapi, heavy ashfall blankets nearby communities, Indonesia

At least 7 pyroclastic flows descended down the slopes of Merapi volcano, Indonesia starting at 21:58 UTC on August 7, 2021, with ash rising up to 3.6 km (12 000 feet) above sea level. No casualties were reported. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange....

August 08, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits near the coast of Papua, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by EMSC as M6.1 hit near the coast of Papua, Indonesia at 05:01 UTC on August 2, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting it as M5.9 at a depth of 12.9 km (8 miles). The epicenter was...

August 02, 2021

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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