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Flooding spreads to other areas in Indonesia In the past two weeks, floods and landslides have hit parts of Indonesia, particularly Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi, and Kalimantan Islands, and continue to spread further, thereby claiming more lives as torrential rains continue to lash.

Posted in Weather @ 22 January 2014 21:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

President extends aid to flood victims in North Sulawesi President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has extended emergency aid such as foods and medicines to people affected by floods in North Sulawesi provincial cities of Manado, Tomohon and Minahasa district.

Posted in Flooding @ 17 January 2014 23:58 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

16 killed in North Sulawesi floods and landslides At least 16 people fell victim to Wednesdays floods and landslides in Indonesias North Sulawesi province. On Thursday, Head of the North Sulawesi Provincial Disaster Mitigation Board (BPBD) Noldy Liow stated that 15 bodies were recovered and one was still missing.

Posted in Flooding @ 16 January 2014 22:24 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

40.000 displaced by flood-landslide in North Sulawesi At least 40 thousand residents have been displaced by flash floods and landslides in the North Sulawesi region, National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) stated on Thursday. Head of Information Center of BNPB Sutopo Purwo Nugroho stated in a press release, on Thursday that floods hit six districts in North Sulawesi, namely Manado, North Minahasa, Tomohon, Minahasa, South Minahasa and Sangihe Islands.

Posted in Flooding @ 16 January 2014 13:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Rains cause landslides and floods in North Sulawesi Landslides and floods triggered by high rainfall hit a number of areas in North Sulawesi province on Sunday but no casualties were reported.

Posted in Flooding @ 28 January 2013 02:21 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

North Sulawesi ready to face tsunami Thee regencies in North Sulawesi already have contingency plan to face natural disasters especially tsunami, the Regional Natural Disaster Control Agency (BPBD) said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 20 September 2012 10:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Landslide cuts road access in Minahasa A landslide coupled with falling trees have temporarily cut road access in some villages of Kombi district of Minahasa, North Sulawesi, on Friday. "Fortunately, we cleaned some sites, which means no more residents are isolated," Minahasa administration's spokesperson Vecky Tanor said in Manado.

Posted in Weather @ 28 November 2009 05:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Powerful earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi A powerful earthquake struck in an area off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi but the country later lifted a tsunami warning. The 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the coastal town of Gorontalo early on Monday, and was followed by a magnitude 5.8 aftershock, destroying houses and triggering a tsunami warning. There were no immediate reports of fatalities, officials said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 17 November 2008 00:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Mount Soputan volcano erupts flow of lava The Mount Soputan volcano in the district South Minahasa, in northern Sumatra, which has been erupting since yesterday morning, has started to erupt a flow of lava earlier this morning. Despite this eruption, the Volcanologic and Geophysics Institute in Bandung has not raised the status of the volcano yet. "We know the volcano is more active, but we already warned for this event yesterday," said the head of the institute, Surono.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 07 June 2008 06:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Soputan volcano in Minahasa erupts The Mount Soputan volcano in Southern Minahasa has started to erupt around 09:00 local time this morning. Based on information from head of the observation post Sendi Manengke, there were exhausts of dust around that time, as well as a tremor with an amplitude of 45 mm. "Soputan exhausted dust. A number of villages near the volcano are covered with it; Maliku, Kota Menara and Ritey," told Sendi earlier today.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 06 June 2008 09:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Tallest Jesus statue in Asia unveiled in Indonesia A 30-meter high statue of Jesus has been unveiled in the North Sulawesi Province of Indonesia, making it the tallest in Asia. While Indonesia is the world's highest populated Muslim country, the North Sulawesi Province is largely occupied by the Minahasans, 95% of whom are Christian.

Posted in General @ 14 December 2007 04:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Floods, mudslide kill 11 in North Sulawesi Floods and a mudslides that hit Indonesia's North Sulawesi province in the past week have killed 11 persons and left four others missing. The victims were residents of Manado city and Minahasa district,Antara news agency quoted a spokesperson of the North Sulawesi administration Aneke Rondonuwu as saying on Monday. The mudslides which struck Suluun village, Minahasa, on Feb. 13,killed a family of three.

Posted in Flooding @ 21 February 2006 14:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Depok, Tangerang named 'dirtiest' cities The government announced a list of the country's dirtiest cities for the first time on Friday in a bid to encourage municipal administrations to clean up their acts, and their heavily polluted urban areas. Previous governments had only made the names of the cleanest cities public.

Posted in Environment @ 17 December 2005 09:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Govt puts Newmont boss on trial Newmont Mining, the world's biggest goldminer, will stand trial in Indonesia on charges of polluting the sea with mine waste after a panel of judges rejected the company's efforts to have the case dismissed.

Posted in General @ 21 September 2005 07:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Newmont lays out defense in pollution case Newmont Mining Corp. (NEM) says the pollution allegations against the company in Indonesia have weakened over the last year to the point where the two sides are now arguing about technical and permitting issues in court. "The argument that we killed people went away... then the argument about heinous diseases went away," Blake Rhodes, a Newmont attorney working on the case, said Tuesday. "It's now down to technical issues."

Posted in General @ 11 August 2005 07:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Korea Gas says LNG imports from Indonesia won't be cut in 2005 Indonesia on Wednesday dismissed concerns that plans to prosecute a subsidiary of U.S.-based Newmont Mining on pollution charges would hurt foreign investment, saying clean companies had nothing to worry about. "I am sure that foreign investors won't be scared away," said Environment Minister Rachmat Witoelar. "I and the president personally guarantee to protect companies who manage their operations well." "We welcome the honest ones. There is no need for the crooked ones," he told reporters.

Posted in General @ 08 December 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

House approves creation of 24 new regencies A plenary meeting of the House of Representatives endorsed on Thursday 13 bills on the creation of 24 new regencies in 13 provinces into law. The 24 regencies approved include Kolaka Utara, Kolaka Utara, Bombana and Wakatobi in the province of Southeast Sulawesi, Sumbawa Barat (West Nusa Tenggara) and Lingga (Riau). Also, are Tojo Una-una (Central Sulawesi), Melawai and Sekadau (West Kalimantan), Minahasa Utara (North Sulawesi), and Supiori (Papua).

Posted in Politics @ 20 November 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Tropical storms hit North Maluku Tropical storms accompanied by strong winds and heavy rains hit a large part of North Maluku province on Sunday afternoon but there was no immediate report on casualties and material loss. Head of the Ternate Meteorology and Geophysics Office Ariyo Fauzi said the winds blowing at a speed of 30 to 35 knots or 55 to 65 km an hour were linked to tropical storms which hit southern Philippines recently.

Posted in Weather @ 04 December 2000 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
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