Articles tagged "sulawesi"

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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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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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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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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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57 000 people in Indonesia remain homeless a year after M7.5 Sulawesi earthquake, tsunami and liquefaction

A year after M7.5 earthquake, devastating tsunami, and liquefaction ravaged Sulawesi in Indonesia, approximately 57 000 residents are still homeless up to now, the Indonesian Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) and Red Crescent Societies...

September 23, 2019


New research shows the role of earthquake motions in causing devastating 2018 tsunami in Palu, Sulawesi, Indonesia

An international team of geologists, geophysicists, and mathematicians presented in a newly published study how coupled computer models can exactly display the conditions that resulted in the 2018 Palu earthquake and tsunami - one of the deadliest natural disasters...

September 12, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits near the coast of Central Sulawesi, tsunami possible, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit near the coast of Sulawesi, Indonesia at 11:40 UTC on April 12, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 17.5 km (10.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 at a depth of M6.8 at a depth of 10 km (6.2...

April 12, 2019

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Floods and landslides death toll jumps to 59, 25 missing in South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Deadly floods and landslides triggered by several days of heavy rain left at least 59 people dead and 25 missing in the Indonesian province of South Sulawesi, BNPB's Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said January 25, 2019. At least 47 people were injured and 3 481 evacuated...

January 25, 2019

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Jeneberang river overflows, killing 6 and leaving 10 missing - Sulawesi, Indonesia

At least six people were killed in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province after heavy rain falling for more than 24 hours caused Jeneberang River to overflow on Monday, January 21, 2019. According to Adnan Purichta Ichsan, Gowa regency Regent, 10 people remain...

January 22, 2019

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Violent eruption at Soputan volcano, alert level raised to Red, Indonesia

An intense eruptive phase started at North Sulawesi's Soputan volcano at 17:02 UTC, December 15, 2018 (01:02 LT, December 16). The volcano is producing lava fountains and ash columns up to 8 km (26 200 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code was raised...

December 16, 2018

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Sulawesi M7.5 and tsunami death toll climbs to more than 2 000, Indonesia

The number of people killed in shallow M7.5 earthquake and tsunami it caused on September 28 climbed to 1 407 today, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency said October 3, 2018. An estimated 66 000 homes have been destroyed or...

October 03, 2018

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Major tsunami hits Indonesia after shallow M7.5 earthquake, more than 1 700 killed

A major tsunami struck parts of Indonesia after powerful M7.5 earthquake hit the island of Sulawesi at 10:02 UTC (17:02 local time). The quake followed M6.1 earthquake at 07:00 UTC in which at least 1 person lost its life and 10 others were injured. Numerous...

September 28, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Sulawesi, Indonesia at 07:00 UTC on September 28, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 18.1 km (11.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), BMKG M6.0 at the same depth....

September 28, 2018

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Floods, landslides leave 7 people dead in Indonesia

At least 7 people have died and tens of thousands were affected after heavy rain fell on Indonesia's Sulawesi, Borneo and Sumatra late last week. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) spokesman, said...

May 18, 2017


Increased seismic unrest observed at Ambang volcano, Sulawesi

VSI raised the alert status to Level 2 (Waspada) after an increased seismic unrest at Ambang volcano in Sulawesi, Indonesia. The remote volcano had its last eruption in 2005, when phreatic explosions occurred.More than 60 volcanic earthquakes were detected on

July 05, 2014


Smoke, ash and muddy rain - New eruption at Mount Lokon, Indonesia

Mount Lokon volcano in northern Indonesia erupted again on Sunday, October 7, 2012 spewing smoke and ash that caused muddy rain to fall in nearby villages. Local monitoring official Farid Ruskanda Bina said to AP that the volcano rumbled as heavy rain fell around its

October 08, 2012


Mt Lokon erupts four times

Indonesia’s Mount Lokon erupted four times on Tuesday after increasing its volcanic activity during the past week, officials said. Mount Lokon, which is located on the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, had four small eruptions on Tuesday, spewing out materials

September 07, 2011


Increased activity at 22 volcanoes in Indonesia

The government has requested that local administrations remain on the alert for severe risks of volcanic eruptions, as the number of volcanoes showing abnormal activity continued to raise. As of Friday, activity in 22 volcanoes was categorized as above normal, with...

September 05, 2011

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Volcanic activity at Mt. Soputan continues

Mount Soputan once again started spewing ash clouds in the air as it did on July 3. Volcanic ash reached 12 000 feet (3 700 meters). The density stays moderately dangerous for air traffic for approximately 100 km in a westerly direction, according to Darwin VAAC.The Ind

August 16, 2011

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Indonesian volcano Mount Karangetang on Siau unleashes fresh burst

A volcano that has been spewing lava and clouds of searing gas high into the air let out a new, powerful burst Monday, sending panicked villagers streaming down the sides of the mountain.Mount Karangetang on Siau - part of the Sulawesi island chain - started...

August 09, 2011


Indonesian Mt.Lokon volcano erupts after red alert warning

An Indonesian volcano erupted late Thursday, spewing rocks, lava and ash hundreds of metres into the air, an official said, three days after its alert status was raised to the highest level.There has been a significant rise in volcanic activity at Mount Lokon on

July 14, 2011