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Total solar eclipse will occur on may 9-10 The Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has predicted a total solar eclipse that will occur on May 9-10, 2013.

Posted in General @ 03 May 2013 15:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Papua Police investigate attack on journalist Papua Police are investigating an attack on a journalist in Sorong, West Papua. "My officers in Sorong, West Papua, have received the report about the incident and are now investigating it," the Papua regional police command spokesman, Adjunct Senior Commissioner I Gede Sumerta, said here on Friday.

Posted in Crime @ 28 December 2012 17:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Parliament endorses North Kalimantan as new province The House of Representatives (DPR) endorsed North Kalimantan Province as a new autonomous region on Thursday, after bifurcating it from the East Kalimantan Province.

Posted in Politics @ 25 October 2012 15:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

6.8 magnitude earthquake strikes near Manokwari An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 on the Richter Scale has hit near Manokwari, West Papua province. The quake took place at 10:16 local time or 08:16 West Indonesia time. No information was available of casualties or damage.

Posted in Earthquake @ 21 April 2012 04:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Defense Ministry to propose $8.5 billion budget for 2012 The Defense Ministry's planning director on Wednesday said that a budget of 80 trillion Indonesian Rupiahs ($8.5 billion) for 2012 will be proposed to the Indonesian government.

Posted in Military @ 01 June 2011 22:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Manhunt for 17 escaped inmates in West Papua At least 17 inmates escaped from a prison in Indonesia's West Papua province, prompting authorities to launch a large-scale manhunt, local media reported Sunday.

Posted in Crime @ 14 February 2011 05:40 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Passenger plane skids off runway in Indonesia A routine domestic flight almost ended in disaster on Tuesday when a jet carrying more than 100 passengers broke apart on landing in Indonesia, injuring about 20 people, officials said. The Merpati airline Boeing 737 bounced off the tarmac at Rendani domestic airport in Manokwari, West Papua.

Posted in Accidents @ 13 April 2010 10:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

6.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Manokwari A moderate earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 on the Richter Scale has hit northwest of the town of Manokwari in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua. There were no immediate reports of injuries of damage, but since the earthquake hit a scarcely populated area, everything might just turn out to be fine.

Posted in Earthquake @ 14 January 2010 00:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

First aid and disaster training in Papua On November 1, 2009, a project to expand training in first aid and disaster relief began in the city of Jayapura. Papua, the easternmost province of Indonesia, is regularly shaken by earthquakes. The regions around the cities of Jayapura, Biak, Manokwari and Nabire are the worst affected.

Posted in Earthquake @ 25 November 2009 03:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Release Papuan flag-raisers Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono should exonerate three Papuan men convicted of rebellion on November 12, 2009, for raising a pro-independence flag, Human Rights Watch said today.

Posted in Protests @ 19 November 2009 06:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Power outages after 6.0 magnitude quake hits Manokwari An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 on the Richter Scale struck just 13 kilometers southeast of the city of Manokwari in Papua. According to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency BMKG the quake took place at 20:15 local time (GMT+9). The earthquake was measured at a depth of 23 kilometers, but was not strong enough to cause a tsunami.

Posted in Earthquake @ 23 October 2009 14:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction

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Posted in Tourism @ 29 July 2009 05:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Series of quakes rock Indonesia A series of moderate earthquakes with magnitudes of 5.6, 5.4, 5.2 and 5.0 struck Indonesia on Wednesday, with no report of damage or casualties, meteorology agency said. The 5.6 quake jolted at 11:17 Jakarta time (04:17 GMT) with epicenter at 181 km southeast of Gorontalo in North Sulawesi and at 10 km in depth, an official of the agency said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 11 February 2009 15:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Moderate aftershock hits West Papua An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale jolted Manokwari district in Indonesia's West Papua Province in the early morning of Sunday, Meteorology and Geophysics Agency was quoted by the national Antara News Agency assaying.

Posted in Earthquake @ 08 February 2009 12:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Yogya 'clean', Kupang most corrupt city in Indonesia Yogyakarta, which is known as the city of education, has been named as the city most clean of corruption. Kupang, in East Nusa Tenggara, holds the last position and is seen as the most corrupt in the country. These are the results from a survey held by Transparansi Internasional Indonesia (TII), held in 50 cities in Indonesia during the months September through December 2008.

Posted in Corruption @ 21 January 2009 09:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Papua earthquakes drive thousands into tent camps Disaster relief officials say the number of people in tent camps more than doubled to 17,400 after a pair of powerful earthquakes in remote eastern Indonesia. Authorities warned many people who fled their homes already suffered from malaria or respiratory illness and could become sicker. A 10-year-old girl had already been reported crushed to death in the West Papua capital, Manokwari.

Posted in Earthquake @ 08 January 2009 13:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Two more aftershocks hit Manokwari Two more medium-sized aftershocks shook the area around Manokwari, West Papua. The first earthquake had an intensity of 5.5 on the Richter Scale and had place around 12:41 lokal time. The second quake, which had a strength of 5.4 on the Richter Scale came just a little while later, at 13:07 local time.

Posted in Earthquake @ 05 January 2009 05:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Manokwari airport closed after quakes Authorities in Rendani Airport, Manokwari, West Papua has stopped activities in the airport following series of powerful earthquakes that hit the city earlier on Sunday, reported. The authorities and airlines operating in the airport agreed to stop every activity on security and safety concerns.

Posted in Earthquake @ 04 January 2009 05:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

7.8 magnitude quake hits near Manokwari, 25 aftershocks reported Two people were killed and buildings collapsed when a series of earthquakes hit eastern Indonesia's West Papua province on Sunday morning, said Satrio Nurhat, an official from the Indonesian National Disaster Management Center. Nurhat said that some local residential buildings and two banks were also damaged in the quakes, adding casualties and material damage were still increasing.

Posted in Earthquake @ 04 January 2009 05:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Earthquake shakes town of Sorong An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 on the Richter Scale shook the town of Sorong in western Papua earlier today. According to information from the Meteorology and Geophysics Office the earthquake that took place at 12:12 local time (GMT+9), was located at 78 kilometers southeast of the town of Sorong.

Posted in Earthquake @ 07 January 2008 14:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Abraham out front in West Irian Jaya polls Supporters of former Sorong regent Abraham Octovianus Atururi celebrated Sunday amid provisional results showing him headed for victory in West Irian Jaya's first direct gubernatorial election. Abraham, whose running mate is Rahimin Katjong, was reported ahead in all the election regions -- eight regencies and one mayoralty -- in the newly established but disputed province.

Posted in Elections @ 13 March 2006 08:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

W. Irian Jaya political showdown brewing With only two days left before the direct gubernatorial elections in West Irian Jaya, the divide between supporters and opponents of the polls deepened on Thursday. The Papuan People's Assembly (MRP), representing Papuans opposed to the elections, met with political leaders in Jakarta and warned of civil unrest if the elections proceed as planned in the province, whose establishment they claim is illegal.

Posted in Politics @ 09 March 2006 15:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Indonesia hit by another powerful earthquake, killing 34 A powerful earthquake shook Indonesia's West Papua on Saturday, hampering rescue efforts a day after a major temblor in the region killed at least 34 people and injured hundreds. The earthquake on Friday devastated the town of Nabire in Indonesia's Papua province. But officials in Jakarta said Saturday they did not expect the death toll to rise further.

Posted in Earthquake @ 07 February 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Quake in Papua province kills 22 A powerful earthquake which struck Indonesia's Papua province has killed 22 people and damaged the hospital, airstrip and several homes in a northwestern town, Antara news agency quoted police as saying. The victims included a policeman on duty at the local parliament building in the northwestern town of Nabire, deputy provincial police chief, Brigadier General Tony Yakobus, was quoted as saying.

Posted in Earthquake @ 06 February 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Strong earthquake rocks Indonesia A strong magnitude 6 earthquake on Friday rocked eastern Indonesia, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The temblor struck at 4:06 p.m local time (2:06 a.m. EST), said Siswoyo, an official at the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency. Many Indonesians go by one name only.

Posted in Earthquake @ 15 March 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Crackdown on raising of Papuan flag Indonesian authorities have arrested 13 Papuans and banned flag-raising ceremonies ahead of planned celebrations marking the province's national day, police said yesterday. "If there are any demonstrations we will break them up," said Lieutenant-Colonel Andus Sihombing, a police spokesman in Papua. "If they are determined to mark the day we will act."

Posted in General @ 29 November 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Quake rips two-mile crack in ground An earthquake shook Indonesia's remote eastern province of Papua, killing at least one person, injuring dozens and tearing a two-mile crack in the ground, officials said on Friday. Thursday night's quake measured 6.4 on the Richter scale, causing a landslide, flooding and damaging dozens of homes in the Ransiki district on the bay of Manokwari, 2,000 miles northeast of Jakarta.

Posted in PT Freeport @ 11 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Strong Earthquake Rocks Indonesia A strong earthquake rocked parts of southeastern Indonesia, damaging dozens of houses but injuring no one, officials said Saturday. The 5.9 magnitude quake was felt first in the district of Manokwari on the northern coast of Papua province at 10:43 p.m. Friday, said Hamdani, an official with the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency. Papua province shares the island of New Guinea with the country of Papua New Guinea.

Posted in Earthquake @ 21 September 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
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