Articles tagged "jakarta"

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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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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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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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Indonesia relocating capital city to Borneo

Indonesia’s new capital city will be relocated to the East Kalimantan province on Borneo Island, President Joko Widodo has declared. Jakarta, the current capital, is 'holding a too heavy burden as the center of governance, finance, business, trade, and...

September 08, 2019

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29 killed, 13 missing and thousands affected after floods and landslides hit Indonesia

29 people have been killed and at least 13 others are still missing after floods and landslides hit the Indonesian capital of Jakarta and Bengkulu province in western parts of the country on April 26 and 27, 2019. Torrential rains have triggered the natural disaster...

April 28, 2019

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Deadly floods and landslides hit Indonesia after extreme rainfall

Floods and landslides left several people dead or missing and more than 6 500 people living in parts of South and East Jakarta displaced due to floods as authorities were forced to release water from a major reservoir in the city of Bogor on Monday, February 5,...

February 06, 2018

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Thousands of homes flooded after heavy rain hits Jakarta

Heavy rains hit Indonesian capital Jakarta on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, flooding thousands of homes and causing traffic chaos. At least 1 person has been killed and more than 110 displaced. More than 180 mm (7 inches) of rain was reported within 24 hours in...

February 21, 2017

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A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia early Tuesday morning, according to the US Geological Survey. No tsunami alert was immediately issued.The quake, which hit at 3:12 a.m. local time (2012 GMT), was centered about 176 km (109 miles) SouthWest

August 22, 2011

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Untung Jawa - Indonesia's trash island

Once renowned for its pristine beaches, Untung Jawa Island, just an hour’s boat ride from Jakarta, is now known as “trash island.” With hundreds of tons of stryofoam, plastic and the occasional dead body washing ashore, the locals have had enough.  Untung Jawa

July 26, 2011