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Floods inundate 16 districts and cities across Indonesia Floods have inundated thousands of houses in 16 districts and cities across Indonesia over the past few days, stated an official.

Posted in Flooding @ 14 January 2015 16:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian minister to crack down upon illegal fishing Marine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti has vowed to step up efforts to curb illegal fishing in Indonesian waters, which has caused losses worth trillions of rupiah to the state and disadvantaged traditional fishermen.

Posted in Economy @ 03 November 2014 16:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Fisheries minister promises to eradicate illegal fishing The newly-appointed Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti said she would eliminate illegal fishing activities rampant in Indonesian waters for the past several years.

Posted in Politics @ 29 October 2014 20:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Walhi opposes planned construction of Jakarta giant seawall The Indonesian Forum for Environment (Walhi) has opposed the planned construction of giant seawall in Muara Angke, North Jakarta, citing it will destroy the environment and render thousands of fishermen jobless.

Posted in Environment @ 24 October 2014 18:37 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


East Java: '500 billion for southern coastal highway' The East Java provincial government has decided to allocate Rp500 billion in funds to develop the provinces southern coastal highway after the central government has stopped financing the project.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 17 August 2014 23:33 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Whirlwind damages tens of houses in Batam Several areas in Batam City of Riau Archipelago bore the brunt of a whirlwind, which caused minor to major damages to tens of houses on early Thursday.

Posted in Weather @ 12 June 2014 18:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


TNI Chief: 'Indonesia currently needs no aircraft carrier' A carrier vessel (CV) is not yet required to strengthen the countrys primary weaponry defense system (alutsista), Indonesian Military (TNI) Chief General Moeldoko claimed here on Monday.

Posted in Military @ 19 May 2014 18:37 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Quake damages houses in Central Java A number of houses were damaged in Purworejo when an earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale hit the Central Java district town at 12.14 midday on Saturday.

Posted in Earthquake @ 25 January 2014 17:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods inundate 146 villages in Karawang Heavy flooding inundated as many as 146 villages in 25 subdistricts in Karawang, West Java, following heavy rainfall over the region in the last several days. On Monday, Head of Karawang Social Affairs and Disaster Mitigation Office Rochuyun A. Santosa stated that the floods have become an overwhelming disaster as 25 out of the 30 subdistricts in Karawang have been inundated.

Posted in Flooding @ 20 January 2014 17:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Northern main road Java blocked by floodwaters The northern coastal road from Jakarta to Surabaya, popularly known as Pantura, has been completely blocked by floodwaters in Pamanukan in the district of Subang. The fly-over in the heart of Pamanukan has been flooded on both sides and is submerged in about one meter of water. This main road is economically very important for transport over land.

Posted in Flooding @ 19 January 2014 07:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia, Netherlands agree on island construction project The governments of Indonesia and the Netherlands have reached an agreement on the five islands construction project near the Tanjung Perak Port, Surabaya (East Java), for building the proposed industrial area.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 12 December 2013 16:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Marines arrested for helping illegal immigrants Three personnel of Indonesian Marine Corps (TNI AL) were arrested last Sunday (Nov 17) for allegedly assisting 106 illegal immigrants from Myanmar to pass Indonesian territory and head for Australia.

Posted in Crime @ 19 November 2013 08:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Garut police arrest 115 illegal immigrants Police arrested 115 illegal immigrants from Myanmar, Bangladesh and Africa in a villa, Banjarwangi Subdistrict, Garut, West Java, on Sunday.

Posted in Crime @ 02 September 2013 01:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Greenpeace: 'Indonesia's marine resources threatened' Greenpeace Indonesia says Indonesia`s rich marine resources are facing various threats that could cuase a decline in fish stocks in the country`s waters. "Indonesia`s fish stocks have continued to drop due to degradation and overfishing," the non-governmental organization`s sea campaigner Arifsyah Nasution said in a press statement received here on Wednesday.

Posted in Environment @ 14 August 2013 22:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


BNPB to install tsunami early warning sirens in Bengkulu The Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) is to install six tsunami early warning sirens in six districts of Bengkulu, an official said. The sirens installment is a part of the tsunami shelter development program which will cost around Rp68 billion (6.8 million US dollar).

Posted in Earthquake @ 12 June 2013 20:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt prepares Rp6 tln for basic infrastructures The Public Works Ministry is preparing at least Rp6 trillion in funds to build various basic infrastructure facilities in return for the imminent fuel price hike.

Posted in General @ 05 June 2013 20:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia suffers sixty floodings in a decade Indonesia has suffered sixty times of floodings as shown by data collected over a last decade and is thus recorded as one of the most commonly affected areas in South East Asia, an academician has said.

Posted in Flooding @ 11 May 2013 20:02 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


House to summon governor over coastal reclamation plan The House of Representatives (DPR) will summon Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo (Jokowi) over the planned coastal reclamation project in Muara Karang, North Jakarta, to make way for the construction of Pluit City housing complex.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 20 February 2013 00:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


NGO rejects giant sea wall establishment in Jakarta Non-Government Organization (NGO) People Coalition for Fishery Fairness (Kiara) has rejected the project of Giant Sea Wall establishment in Jakarta beach because it was thought to have certain purpose instead of reclamation.

Posted in Environment @ 15 February 2013 19:33 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


One dead, seven injured in Aceh earthquake One dead and seven injured following an earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale that hit Pidie district, Aceh Provice, at 05.26 am on Tuesday. "A nine-year old girl died after her house collapsed due to earthquake," Aceh province`s Chief of Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) Jarwansyah said here on Tuesday.

Posted in Earthquake @ 22 January 2013 10:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Batam coastal areas to be developed into coconut plantation The government plans to develop Batam municipality`s coastal areas into a coconut and cassava production center to meet local and national demands, an official said.

Posted in Economy @ 14 January 2013 00:58 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Over 300 illegal immigrants detained in Kupang The Kupang immigration office in East Nusa Tenggara said it has detained 304 new illegal immigrants from Middle East on their way to Australia.

Posted in Crime @ 09 January 2013 21:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police to secure 38,499 churches during the holiday season The Indonesian Police will protect 38,499 churches as part of the 10-day Operation Candle, from December 23, 2012 to January 2013, in light of Christmas, New Year`s Eve and the New Year.

Posted in Religion @ 11 December 2012 19:21 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Youths aware of waste management Many Indonesian youth are now aware of importance of waste management in preserving the national resources.

Posted in Environment @ 03 December 2012 10:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Survey: 'Most Indonesians agree to have nuclear power plant' A latest survey shows that the majority of Indonesians agree with plan to develop nuclear energy to better guarantee power supply in the country.

Posted in Power supply @ 23 November 2012 16:32 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 3 reactions


Megawati to inaugurate Sukarno monument in Bangka Indonesia`s fifth President, Megawati Soekarnoputri, will inaugurate the monument of Sukarno, called the `Bung Karno Monument`, in Air Anyir village in Bangka, on Saturday (November 24).

Posted in General @ 20 November 2012 14:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


E Nusa Tenggara braving for severe sun heat The people in East Nusa Tenggara are braving for scorching air temperature forecast to reach as high as 38 degrees Celsius next month.

Posted in Weather @ 24 September 2012 12:55 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


900,000 people in tsunami danger zone in West Sumatra The National Disaster Control Agency (BNPB) said at least 900,000 people in West Sumatra live in areas within tsunami dangerous zone.

Posted in Earthquake @ 07 September 2012 23:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Anak Krakatau still on alert status Mount Anak Krakatau in the Sunda Strait is still on level II alert, according to an observation officer. "We have asked all tourists and fishermen to stay away from the volcano because it could endanger the safety of their lives," Mount Anak Krakatau Observation Post officer Jumono said on Friday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 07 September 2012 14:06 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Wildfire rages on Mount Agung slopes A forest fire is burning on the northern slopes of Baliís sacred Mount Agung volcano - near the villages of Ban, Munting and Kubu, approximately 50 kilometers from the City of Amlapura.

Posted in Forest fires @ 04 September 2012 02:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian navy launches new warship The Indonesian navy has launched new ship KRI Klewang equipped with sophisticated technology that it could not be detected by enemy radar. The ship, launched on Friday in this East Java coastal city was built by "North Sea Boats Pte Ltd" or PT Lundin Industry Invest in cooperation with ship architects of LOMOCean from New Zealand.

Posted in Military @ 01 September 2012 04:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two tourists drown, 2 missing at Palabuhanratu beach Two local tourists have died and two others are missing, and are expected to have drowned at sea while visiting the Palabuhanratu beach of Sukabumi in West Java during the Idul Fitr holiday, a rescuer said on Wednesday.

Posted in Accidents @ 22 August 2012 19:16 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Major quake rocks Padang, West Sumatra A major quake of 5.1 on the Richter scale jolted the West Sumatra coastal areas at 09.10 western Indonesian time this morning, but there has been no report of casualty and damage to property.

Posted in Earthquake @ 04 August 2012 10:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Three US warships arrive in Banongan Three American warships have arrived at the coastal region of Banongan, Situbondo, East Java, situated 194 km to the east of Surabaya, on Monday morning.

Posted in Military @ 04 June 2012 10:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Timika gateway for arms dealing Timika District Military Commander Lt Col Inf Christian Tehuteru has suspected that the Mimika district town of Timika was a gateway for the distribution trade of firearms and ammunition.

Posted in Crime @ 30 May 2012 12:24 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta police seized over 30 kg of meth last month Jakarta police confiscated 30.5 kilograms of methamphetamine and 382,000 ecstasy pills - all coming from Malaysia and China - and arrested 15 suspects in the past month.

Posted in Drugs @ 03 May 2012 14:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Attention needed for tsunami early warning system The Acehnese government has said that the tsunami early warning system, which has been installed in a coastal area, needs special attention for improvements in the future.

Posted in Earthquake @ 30 April 2012 12:48 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


'West Aceh needs more sirens for tsunami warning system' Chief of Aceh Disaster Mitigation Agency Teuku Ahmad Dadek said West Aceh district needs more sirens for tsunami early warning system in the area.

Posted in Earthquake @ 17 April 2012 02:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Boat with illegal immigrants still missing A wooden boat carrying some 50 illegal immigrants from the Middle East which allegedly went down southwest of Maluk Strait on Thursday at 1:50 p.m. local time had not been recovered by a SAR team using a National Disaster Agency (Basarnas) helicopter of Denpasar, Bali.

Posted in Accidents @ 13 April 2012 12:29 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Some 40 violent acts accompanied Aceh polls The Aceh Institute and the Aceh Forum of Non-Governmental Organizations (Forum LSM Aceh) which monitored simultaneous regional elections in Aceh recorded 40 violent cases which happened before the polling day in the province.

Posted in Politics @ 04 April 2012 09:41 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Another PLN tower in Aceh cut by unknown people Unknown people have cut a PLN (state electricity company) tower interconnecting the Aceh and North Sumatra power grids at Jambo Aye, North Aceh district, Aceh province, a PLN official said.

Posted in Crime @ 28 January 2012 02:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 11 reactions


Indonesian police looking for drug smuggling ship Indonesian police are looking for a cargo vessel that was used by an international narcotic drug syndicate to smuggle crystal methamphetamine into the country through Ujung Genteng, a coastal village in Sukabumi, West Java, on Friday (Jan 20) morning.

Posted in Drugs @ 23 January 2012 09:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


100 passengers of capsized boat in Maluku safe As many as 100 passengers of KM Acu that capsized in Teluk Gasa waters in the district of Maluku Tenggara Barat (MTB) on Wednesday (21/12) afternoon were found safe and had now been evacuated to a beach there.

Posted in Accidents @ 24 December 2011 03:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Once again Mount Krakatau exhausts fumes Smoke from Mount Anak Krakatau in the Sunda Strait had reached a height of 50 meters which could be clearly observed from the monitoring post in Cinangka, Serang regency, Banten province, a spokesman said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 20 December 2011 03:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Tsunami buoy launched south of Bali Following a breakdown in 2007 linked to equipment failure, The Agency For The Assessment And Application of Technology (BPPT)†in cooperation with the government of Australia, has re-launched a tsunami detector in the seas south of Bali.

Posted in Earthquake @ 01 December 2011 02:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


YPTB: Timo Sea largely destroyed after 2009 Montara oil spill Recent undersea pictures and video have shown that conditions in Indonesia's Timor Sea have deteriorated at an alarming rate, largely caused by the 2009 Montara oil spill, the Care West Timor Foundation (YPTB) said.

Posted in Elections @ 20 October 2011 22:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia urges Aussie compensation of 2009 oil spill Indonesia has urged the Government of Australia to sign a compensation payment agreement related to the 2009 Montara oil spill, which has already been postponed on two occasions.

Posted in Environment @ 21 September 2011 02:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


A double tracked Pantura almost a reality An infrastructure project that was started back in the Dutch colonial era, will hopefully be rounded up in the coming years. What project took almost a century to be completed? The construction of a double tracked - now it's only a single track for the biggest part - railroad connection between Jakarta and Surabaya through the northern lowlands of Java Island.

Posted in Travel @ 28 August 2011 06:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia and S. Korea sign maritime and fishery agreement The governments of Indonesia and South Korea on Wednesday agreed to increase their maritime and fisheries cooperation, officials said.

Posted in Economy @ 07 July 2011 02:36 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong earthquake jolts Indonesia's Papua province A strong earthquake shook the Indonesian province of Papua on late Sunday evening, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Posted in Earthquake @ 26 June 2011 22:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


No tsunami after powerful 7.1 magnitude quake off Java island A powerful earthquake struck the Indian Ocean south of the Indonesian island of Java on early Monday morning, seismologists said, prompting local residents to flee to higher ground. A tsunami warning was later canceled.

Posted in Earthquake @ 03 April 2011 23:54 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


7.1-magnitude quake strikes south of Java, tsunami warning issued A powerful earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Java on early Monday morning, seismologists said, prompting a tsunami warning for some local regions.

Posted in Earthquake @ 03 April 2011 22:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Over 250,000 malnourished children in West Java province More than 250,000 Indonesian children under the age of five suffer from malnutrition in West Java's impoverished northern coastal regions, the Jakarta Post reported Saturday.


Posted in Health @ 19 March 2011 20:37 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


BMKG: Tsunami's to hit Indonesia after Japan quake The Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysics Agency BMKG has announced that it expects tsunami waves, caused by the 8.9 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan earlier this afternoon to hit parts of eastern Indonesia. The tsunami waves are expected to hit parts of Papua, North Maluku and North Sulawesi around 18:00 West Indonesia time.

Posted in Earthquake @ 11 March 2011 10:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta's slums struggle with sanitation In Jakarta's northern Muara Angke coastal area, a lack of access to piped water has forced people to bathe and wash clothes using murky grey water from fish ponds. "I don't feel disgusted at all. Iíve gotten used to it," Ibu Nunung, who shells mussels for a living, told IRIN outside her house in Muara Angke Blok Empang, a slum in the area.

Posted in Health @ 17 April 2010 02:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Maluku An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 on the Richter Scale has shaken parts of eastern Indonesia a while ago. The earthquake in the southern Molucca region had place at 17:57 local time and was located under the sea-floor at a depth of some 67 kilometer and an epicenter of 152 kilometers southwest of the island of Tual. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage.

Posted in Earthquake @ 26 December 2009 11:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


20 percent of residents Mimika illiterate More than 22 percent of the population of the Mimika regency in Papua, or about 40,000 people there, are illiterate. Mimika, with a population of 175,000, ranks fifth in terms of the illiteracy rate in the province, after Wamena, Merauke, Paniai and Nabire regencies, said Yesaya Sombuk, head of Mimika Education Agency, on Tuesday.

Posted in General @ 11 November 2009 08:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Asteroid crashes to earth near South Sulawesi Picture this: A 10-meter wide asteroid hits Earth and explodes in the atmosphere with the energy of a small atomic bomb. Frightened by thunderous sounds and shaking walls, people rush out of their homes, thinking that an earthquake is in progress. All they see is a twisting trail of debris in the mid-day sky. This is what happened on Oct. 8th around 11 am local time in the coastal town of Bone, South Sulawesi.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 29 October 2009 01:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Quake devastation exposes poor building standards The damage caused to Indonesia's West Sumatra province by the earthquake last month has exposed what experts say are poor construction standards in the seismically vulnerable region. In the provincial capital of Padang, schools, shops, hotels and government offices collapsed in the 30 September quake, burying hundreds of people; many of the bodies have yet to be recovered.

Posted in Earthquake @ 08 October 2009 03:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rescuers struggle to reach Sumatra quake victims Rescue workers are battling to save scores of people trapped in collapsed buildings after two earthquakes struck Indonesia's West Sumatra Province, with aid supplies being flown in and NGOs mobilising helpers.

Posted in Earthquake @ 02 October 2009 12:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sail 2010 to be organised near Banda After a successful Sail Bunaken 2009, held in Manado in North Sulawesi, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries will organize a similar event next year as well. The location for this event will be Banda, one of the island is the Moluccan archipelago. The event is already named 'Sail Banda 2010'.

Posted in Tourism @ 26 September 2009 11:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia opens tsunami museum in Aceh Indonesia has opened a tsunami museum in Aceh province to remember the severity impact of the catastrophe in 2004 that killed more than 230,000 people in Asia and most of them in the province. The museum displays pictures of victims and the huge damage in coastal areas of the province in northern tip of Sumatra island when a tsunami triggered by a strong earthquake devastated the area on Dec. 24 2004.

Posted in General @ 02 March 2009 11:21 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


National tsunami alert system to be tested tomorrow The National News Agency Antara reports that the country-wide tsunami early-warning system will be tested on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 11, 2008. Involving six separate siren-based systems operating in Bali, the alarms will be sounded at 4 p.m. West Indonesia Standard Time. (5 p.m. in Bali which operates on Indonesian Central Standard Time.)

Posted in General @ 10 November 2008 06:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tour de Indonesia - Java to Bali on a bike Prolonged uncertainty over whether of not the epic Tour de Indonesia cycling event would continue has ended with an announcement from the Indonesian Cycling Association (PB ISSI) that the race will take place in 2008. The 1,035 km race from Jakarta to Bali will be held November 23 - December 5, 2008.

Posted in Sports @ 19 October 2008 01:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Greenpeace ship 'Esperanza' to visit Indonesia Greenpeace ship Esperanza (Spanish for "hope") will be kicking off the Indonesian leg of its "Forests for Climate' tour from 6th October to 15th November 2008. The ship arrives in in Jayapura, Papua on 6th November to shine the spotlight on what is seen as the last frontier of intact ancient forest in Indonesia.

Posted in Environment @ 26 September 2008 04:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


World Bank warns very high Jakarta of tidal floods The World Bank has warned that northern Jakarta might be hit by tidal flooding next week as the sea level will rise by up to 1.21 meters. The head of infrastructure division of the bank Hongjoo Hahm said that tidal water, predicted to peak at 9:47 p.m. on June 3 and 10:24 p.m. on June 4, would hit coastal areas in north Jakarta.

Posted in Flooding @ 01 June 2008 06:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong 7.5-magnitude quake hits Western Sumatra A strong 7.5-magnitude quake struck Indonesia's Sumatra island on Wednesday, triggering mass panic here and sparking tsunami alerts locally and in Thailand, officials and residents said. There were no immediate reports of damage. The US Geological Survey said the undersea quake struck at 3:08 pm (0808 GMT) some 312 kilometres west-southwest of the North Sumatra capital Medan, at a depth of 34 kilometres.

Posted in Earthquake @ 20 February 2008 13:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian beaches ravaged by 2004 tsunami still eroding The catastrophic damage of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was mostly done within a few hours, but that was just the beginning of a different process that may take up to a decade or more to complete - the stabilization of new beaches and landforms in areas ravaged by this disaster. In continued studies, researchers at Oregon State University and the U.S. Geological Survey are finding that the beaches may continue to shift and change for several more years, as the lands adjust both to the tsunami impacts and the sudden drop of some nearby land by three to six feet.

Posted in Earthquake @ 21 January 2008 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


BMG: 'Big parts of Indonesia in danger of more floods' The Meteorological and Geophysical Agency predicts that in the coming days big parts of Indonesia will be hit by rains with an intensity between light and very heavy together with strong winds. There are warnings outstanding for the new years celebrations in Jabodetabek where it will most likely rain throughout the day. This information was released by Achmad Zakir, who is head of the information department of BMG.

Posted in Weather @ 31 December 2007 12:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sumatra prepares after psychic 'predicts 8.5 magnitude quake' Officials in the province of Bengkulu in western Sumatra said on Monday that they were taking precautionary measures after a psychic from Brazil warned that a powerful earthquake was to strike the area next month. Husni Hassanuddin, a spokesman for the province, said that the Indonesian embassy in Brazil had sent a letter from a 'professor' predicting that an earthquake would strike the island on December 23.

Posted in Earthquake @ 19 November 2007 02:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Second tsunami-detection system to launch in Indian Ocean A second tsunami-detection system for the Indian Ocean will launch from Jakarta, Indonesia, September 19, part of the $1 billion U.S. recovery, restoration and technical contribution to the region after the 9.1-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that devastated the area in 2004.

Posted in Earthquake @ 19 September 2007 03:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Marine crisis will destroy national marine resources In ten years the increasing marine crisis in Indonesia is believed to totally destroy the country's marine resources. The crisis began when it became harder to find fish of certain species on the local markes, which caused a drastic increase of the price of some fish. This was told by M. Riza Damanik, Coastal and Marine Campaign Manager and National Executive of the Indonesian Environmental Forum (Walhi).

Posted in Environment @ 17 April 2007 03:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll of twin earthquakes now at 70 A powerful twin earthquake crumbles houses in a large area in western Sumatra on Tuesday, killing at least 70 people, leaving hundreds injured as was told by local authorities. They also predicted the toll would probably rise. The magnitude 6.3 and 6.1 earthquakes struck the western part of the island, near the coastal city of Padang and was felt as far as Malaysia and Singapore, where tall buildings were evacuated.

Posted in Earthquake @ 07 March 2007 01:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


At least 27 dead in twin Sumatra earthquake At least 27 people are dead after two earthquakes strike West Sumatra earlier today. Two earthquakes, the first one with a magnitude of 6.3 and the second one 6.1 on the Richter Scale flattened buildings north of the coastal city of Padang. Dozens of injured are rushed to hospitals in the area, local TV stations report live from the area.

Posted in Earthquake @ 06 March 2007 08:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Child killed, five wounded in earthquake off Sulawesi One child was killed and five people were injured in a violent earthquake that rocked north Sulawesi Island in Indonesia Sunday night. The epicenter was in the Molucca Sea at 1927 (1127 GMT), some 160km (100 miles) south-east of the city of Manado. The earthquake, which measured 6.5 on the Richter scale, was centered some 51km under the seabed, the Indonesian Antara news agency reported here Monday.

Posted in Earthquake @ 22 January 2007 08:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Fuel spill may be new clue on missing Adam Air jet Indonesian rescue workers scouring the seas for a commercial airliner that went missing two weeks ago have found a fuel spill believed to be from the doomed jet, an official said on Monday. Small pieces of the Adam Air Boeing 737-400 that vanished from radar screens on New Year's Day with 102 people aboard have been found in the past few days floating in the sea or washed up on beaches off the west coast of Sulawesi island.

Posted in Accidents @ 15 January 2007 11:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia plane pilot said to alter path A jetliner with 102 people aboard that disappeared after encountering 80 mph winds over northern Indonesian waters twice changed course, an official said, as authorities widened the search Friday for the Boeing 737. A U.S. National Transportation Safety Board team arrived to help investigate the apparent crash of Adam Air Flight KI-574, which disappeared from the radar Monday near the Sulawesi coastal town of Majene without issuing a mayday.

Posted in Accidents @ 06 January 2007 02:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


12 more rescued from sea after ferry accident A 6-year-old boy and 11 men who were on an Indonesian ferry that sank last week with more than 600 others aboard were rescued Wednesday from an offshore oil rig, navy officers said. The survivors, who were weak after spending more than four days in the Java Sea, were picked up some 120 miles from where the ferry sank after drifting in heavy waves, said Navy spokesman Lt. Col. Tony Syaiful.

Posted in Accidents @ 03 January 2007 12:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


[Update] Wreckage of Adam Air plane spotted [Update] 02 January 2007 20:37 WIB - Senior Indonesian officials said on Tuesday reports that an airliner with 102 people on board had been found on Sulawesi island were wrong, and the plane was still missing. Officials had earlier said that wreckage of the Adam Air plane had been found after it had crashed into the mountains in heavy rain. There were reports 12 people had survived the crash.

Posted in Accidents @ 02 January 2007 02:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 14 reactions


Missing Indonesian plane sent out distress signal An Indonesian passenger plane carrying 102 people disappeared in stormy weather Monday and rescue teams were immediately deployed to the area where military aviation officials feared the Boeing 737 may have crashed.

Posted in Accidents @ 02 January 2007 01:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sumatra: Another killer tsunami looms Scientists predict a repeat of the deadly 2004 Boxing Day tsunami that killed more than 280,000 lives. Their warnings gained added weight with a fresh earthquake that killed seven and injured 100 more when it struck Sumatra on Monday.

Posted in Earthquake @ 24 December 2006 14:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tsunami warning sirens pass test in Sumatra The Monday's 5.7 magnitude earthquake on Indonesia's Sumatra island helped prove that the newly-installed early warning siren in the West Sumatra provincial capital of Padang was functioning well, a report said Tuesday. The roar was heard by the Padang inhabitants, and a local official even complained to the Padang Mayor that the siren was too loud, reported the national Antara news agency.

Posted in General @ 19 December 2006 11:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Landmark election campaign begins in Aceh The candidates for the leaders of Aceh province in Indonesia began a two-week-long official campaign on Friday to compete over the positions of governor and mayors, the provincial electoral commission said. "The campaign starts today, from Nov. 24 to Dec. 7," M. Jafar, chairman of the commission, told Xinhua in a telephone interview.

Posted in Elections @ 25 November 2006 14:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Suspected Muslim militant apologizes for beheadings of Christian girls A suspected Islamic militant told judges Wednesday he took part in the beheadings of three Christian girls on an Indonesian island wracked by sectarian violence to avenge the deaths of Muslims, but apologized to their families. "We are not cool-blooded killers," Hasanuddin told the Central Jakarta District Court. "We just wanted revenge."

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 15 November 2006 11:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Trials and travails of Indonesia's richest man Publicity-shy paper and plantation magnate Sukanto Tanoto is in Indonesia's national headlines after topping two high-profile lists. Forbes Asia last month listed the 56-year-old tycoon as the richest individual in Indonesia, with assets worth about US$2.8 billion (Rp25.2 trillion). In June, the self-made ethnic-Chinese tycoon also topped a list of state-owned Bank Mandiri's six biggest debtors.

Posted in General @ 15 October 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Demonstrators attack relief agency office in Aceh About 700 protesters attacked the office of the relief agency in Indonesia's tsunami-hit province of Aceh on Wednesday, an Indonesian officer said. The protesters, who had camped outside the office since Tuesday night, attacked the building in two waves of strikes, on Wednesday morning and in the afternoon, injuring one policeman, the officer told Xinhua in telephone from the province on condition of anonymity.

Posted in Violence @ 21 September 2006 10:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sharks among 52 new species found off Indonesia Scientists said on Monday they found two types of shark, exotic "flasher" fish and corals among 52 new species in seas off Indonesia, confirming the western Pacific as the richest marine habitat on earth. They urged more protection for seas around the Bird's Head peninsula at the western end of New Guinea island from threats including mining and dynamite fishing that can smash coral reefs.

Posted in Environment @ 18 September 2006 11:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


The conmen of Parangtritis What should have been a nice day driving around, became a very funny little adventure. Especially about some remarks that would be made in Parangtritis. Thinking back to this in fact ridiculous fact where four people can laugh about for a long time, it's time to do some efforts to go back writing a little bit. We go back just two days. Not too early the four of us get in the rental car (license plate starting with AB, so we are just like real Yogyakartans), to drive around for the afternoon; some beach, a little bit of disaster area south of Yogyakarta and then simply back home to eat.

Posted in Culture @ 25 August 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


186 destructive quakes hit Indonesia 1629-2006 period The Center for Volcanic and Geological Disasters Mitigation (PVMBG) has recorded 186 destructive earthquakes hitting Indonesia in the past 377 years, including 110 quakes that triggered tsunami. Head of PVMBG Dr.Surono disclosed here early this week that the 186 destructive quakes hit different areas in Indonesia from 1629 to 2005, with Sumatra ranking first by recording 45 quakes and 26 tsunami disasters and Maluku ranking second by registering 41 quakes and 33 tsunami disasters.

Posted in Earthquake @ 20 August 2006 14:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia no longer hit by economic crisis : Kalla says Vice President Jusuf Kalla has said here on Sunday that Indonesia is no longer hit by economic crisis because per capita income has reached US$1,500. "The economic crisis has actually ended," Kalla said to respond a speech deliverd by chairman of the Nation Awakening Party (PKB) Muhaimin Iskandar in the party`s national meeting.

Posted in Economy @ 30 July 2006 13:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to build safe zones on tsunami-prone coasts Indonesia plans to construct elevated safe zones near low-lying coastal resorts across the country as anticipatory measures against tsunami, a newspaper said Friday. The sites will consist of elevated land areas about four to five meters high and located about 500 meters from the shoreline to speed up evacuations during tsunamis, The Jakarta Post reported, quoting a senior official.

Posted in General @ 28 July 2006 15:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to put tsunami sirens on phone towers Indonesia will place sirens on cellular phone towers in a bid to warn coastal residents of a tsunami, a minister said on Wednesday, more than a week after huge waves killed hundreds of people on the south coast of Java. Officials in Indonesia have come under fire for the lack of any warning ahead of the July 17 tsunami, despite regional efforts to set up an early alert system after the massive 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

Posted in General @ 27 July 2006 08:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Java tsunami death toll reaches 547, 323 missing At least 547 people were killed, 465 injured and 323 still missing in the tsunami disaster, triggered by a 6.8 magnitude quake, hitting Indonesia's Java island on Monday, National Disaster Management Coordination Board said here Thursday. An official in charge of the board, Setio Sutarmo, told Xinhua that over 5,541 people had also taken refugee at camps and tents, after giant waves struck onto land and damaged buildings and infrastructure in the southern coastal areas of Indonesia's West Java, Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces.

Posted in Earthquake @ 22 July 2006 13:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Pangandaran beach resort closed to visitors Pangandaran beach resort in Ciamis regency of West Java province, which was recently devastated by a tsunami following a strong quake in the Indian Ocean, has been temporarily closed to the public as of July 20. The looting of hotels, cafes and houses in the tsunami-stricken tourist resort has prompted the Ciamis authorities to close the area temporarily, Ciamis police chief Adj. Sr. Comr Samsudin Janiep confirmed on Friday.

Posted in General @ 21 July 2006 14:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tourist heart torn out of tsunami-hit Indonesia resort The tsunami that ripped through the south coast of Indonesia's West Java province landed a brutal blow on the economy of this popular beach resort, in a country where tourism has already been reeling from bombs, bird flu and earthquakes. Monday's tsunami left the beach front at Pangandaran, formerly clustered with hotels and souvenir shops, looking like a war zone.

Posted in Earthquake @ 20 July 2006 15:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tsunami victims to get rice aid from the government Indonesian Social Services Minister Bachtiar Chamsyah said on Tuesday that the government had prepared 200 tons of rice for tsunami victims in West Java province's southern coastal regions. "The rice assistance will be extended step by step, considering that not all people in the areas experienced house damage in the disaster," the minister said this when he was visiting the disaster location in Pangandaran, Ciamis district, West Java province.

Posted in Earthquake @ 19 July 2006 12:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tsunami warning for Australia, Indonesia after quake Indonesia and Australia were advised of a possible local tsunami after a magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the Indian Ocean south of the Indonesian island of Java.

Posted in Earthquake @ 17 July 2006 13:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Komodo dragon brings tourists, not their money Mohammed Sidik used to sell goats to Komodo National Park to feed to the wild Komodo dragons, the world's largest lizards, in a gory display for tourists. Park officials banned the practice a decade ago because they worried that the dragons were becoming lazy. Now the 10-foot-long predators waddle three miles to this squalid coastal village, raid Sidik's herd and eat his goats for free.

Posted in Environment @ 08 July 2006 13:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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