Deep M6.2 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia

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…

Deadly landslide hits Java, over a dozen missing

Deadly landslide hits Java, over a dozen missing

A deadly landslide hit the Indonesian island of Java on February 22, 2018, after several days of heavy rain. At least 5 people were killed and more than 15 are missing. The landslide hit the village of Pasir Panjang, Brebes district of Central Java around 08:00…

Shallow M6.0 hits near the coast of Java, Indonesia

Shallow M6.0 hits near the coast of Java, Indonesia

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of Java, Indonesia at 06:43 UTC on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 43.9 km (27.3 miles). EMSC reports M6.0 at a depth of 80 km (49.7 miles). According to the USGS,…

Tropical Cyclone “Dahlia” forms just south of Java, Indonesia

Tropical Cyclone “Dahlia” forms just south of Java, Indonesia

Tropical Cyclone "Dahlia" formed south of Java, Indonesia late Wednesday, November 29, 2017, as the second named storm of the 2017/18 Australian region cyclone season. The season officially began November 1, 2017 and will end on April 30, 2018. On average,…

Oldest ever engraving discovered on 500 000-year-old shell

Oldest ever engraving discovered on 500 000-year-old shell

Homo erectus on Java was already using shells of freshwater mussels as tools half a million years ago, and as a 'canvas' for an engraving. An international team of researchers, led by Leiden archaeologist José Joordens, published this discovery on Decembe

Indonesian Mount Merapi erupts, thick-pyroclastic surge up to 1500 m

Indonesian Mount Merapi erupts, thick-pyroclastic surge up to 1500 m

According to local media Indonesian Mount Merapi erupted early Monday, March 10, 2014 causing a thick-pyroclastic surge to shoot 1 500 meters up in the air. "The eruption took place at around 6:54 a.m. [local time] and the ash spread up to 7 kilometers from the…

Mount Merapi spewes smoke and ash, forces evacuations – Indonesia

Mount Merapi spewes smoke and ash, forces evacuations – Indonesia

Indonesian volcano Mount Merapi spewed smoke and ash on Monday, July 22, 2013. Heavy rain mixed with ash turned it to mud that fell on the ground and forced hundreds of people to evacuate villages along the slopes. Though eruption is not yet confirmed, dark red…

Anak Krakatau – alert level raised to 4

Anak Krakatau – alert level raised to 4

Indonesian officials have raised the status of one of its most dangerous volcanoes, Anak Krakatau, to a “standby” or level IV – the highest level.The Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) said this is a rise in status that was set o

Semeru volcano showing signs of activity

Semeru volcano showing signs of activity

An active lava dome is growing inside the crater of Semeru volcano and there are 3 – 4 eruptions per day. It seems that the size and frequency is increasing in the past days according to VolcanoDiscovery research group that just got back from East Java.Semeru, the highe