Articles tagged "sumatra"

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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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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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Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia at 12:52 UTC on February 10, 2021, at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). The epicenter was located 218 km (135 miles) SSW of...

February 10, 2021

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Major flooding leaves 5 dead, 6 000 people affected in North Sumatra, Indonesia

The death toll due to major floods in Indonesia's North Sumatra has risen to five, while about 6 000 people have been affected in the provincial capital Medan, the National Search and Rescue Agency reported Friday, December 4, 2020. The affected areas include...

December 04, 2020

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Severe floods hit Sumatra, damaging thousands of homes and affecting more than 26 000 people

Thousands of homes have been damaged and more than 26 000 people affected by severe floods in the Serdang Bedagai Regency of North Sumatra, Indonesia over the past couple of weeks. Floods in the region began mid-November and worsened on November 23. The worst...

December 01, 2020

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Two very strong earthquakes - M6.8 and M6.9 - hit off the coast of southern Sumatra, Indonesia

Two very strong earthquakes registered by the USGS as M6.8 and M6.9 hit off the coast of southern Sumatra, Indonesia on August 18, 2020, at 22:23 and 22:29 UTC, respectively. The quakes hit at depths of 22 and 26 km (13.6 and 16.1 miles), according to the USGS. EMSC...

August 19, 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 flash floods and landslides leave at least 27 dead, dozens missing across Sumatra, Indonesia

At least 27 people have been killed and dozens are still missing after heavy rain caused severe flash flooding and landslides across the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The worst affected was North Sumatra with 18 reported casualties, West Sumatra with 8, and Riau...

October 14, 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


Sumatra hit by floods and landslides

Heavy rainfalls triggered floods and landslides in portions of West and North Sumatra on November 29, 2015. More than 500 homes have been inundated and some reported severe damage, being completely buried by the landslides. Severe rainstorms which have been...

November 30, 2015


Air pollution in Singapore reached record hazardous levels

The thick smog from large illegal slash-and-burn land clearance practices​ in Sumatra has been carried by prevailing winds blowing from the southwest, and has been affecting Singapore, Malaysia and surrounding areas since June 13, 2013, pushing

June 22, 2013


Malaysian cities shrouded by smoke haze from Indonesia

Haze from forest fires on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shrouded Malaysia on June 16, 2013, causing "unhealthy" levels of pollution in six areas. The Air Pollutant Index (API) showed unhealthy levels of between 101 and 129 in several areas. In

June 17, 2013


Indo-Australian plate is breaking up along a new plate boundary

Large earthquakes can alter seismicity patterns across the globe in very different ways, according to two new studies by seismologists from the University of California, Berkeley, and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Two new analysis shed light on more than a

September 30, 2012


Very strong magnitude 7.3 earthquake near northern Sumatra, Indonesia

Very strong 7.3 earthquake hit Sumatra at  18:37:01 UTC. According to USGS, an epicenter was located 423 km (262 miles) SW of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, 537 km (333 miles) SW of Lhokseumawe, Sumatra and 951 km (590 miles) W of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2.396°N, 93.175°E)

January 10, 2012


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

October 03, 2011


Land-clearing fires in the neighbouring countries polluting air in Malaysia

Malaysia has complained to Indonesia about land-clearing fires in the neighbouring country that have led to a blanket of pollution and poor air quality.Environment Minister Douglas Uggah Embas sent a letter to his Indonesian counterpart Friday about hundreds of

September 11, 2011

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18 Indonesian volcanoes on alert status

Eighteen Indonesian volcanoes are on “alert” status, two of which are at Alert Level 3, which is called “Siaga”, the Volcanology and Geology Disaster Mitigation Center says. Center head Surono said Sunday in Jakarta the erupting Mount Lokon in North Sulawesi

August 07, 2011


Gunung Marapi volcano in Sumatra, Indonesia was raised to Level 2 alert

Marapi volcano in Sumatra, Indonesia was raised to level 2 alert on 3rd August after continuous volcanic tremor was recorded. Earthquake activity was accompanied by 8 explosions and thick grey emissions rising 1 km above the summit. A 3 km exclusion zone has been

August 06, 2011


The strength of the underlying rocks gave deadly Sumatra Tsunami its extra power

A thick plateau of strong rock along the seabed may have allowed the massive, magnitude 9.1 Sumatra earthquake to reach far closer to the Earth's surface, giving the deadly tsunami it triggered even greater power, according to new research. The earthquake...

June 23, 2011


Dike in North Sumatra collapses flooding more homes

As floods plague parts of Sumatra, Java and Papua, a river bank in North Sumatra has collapsed, flooding hundreds of homes with hundreds more facing potential flooding.The dike on Cucukan River in Tanjung Putus village, Padang Tualang sub-district, collapsed. Damage

April 03, 2011