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Police: 'Two die after a clash in Timika' A Monday morning clash that occurred in Jalan Yos Sudarso of Timika, Papua Province, led to the death of two people, namely Didimus Hagabal and Musa Janampa.

Posted in Violence @ 28 April 2014 21:22 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Dumai residents panic following oil refinery fire The fires that devoured the oil refinery of the state energy company, PT Pertamina, in Dumai, Riau Province on Sunday at 22.00 p.m., triggered panic among residents and irate officers of the company.

Posted in Accidents @ 17 February 2014 15:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ash from Mount Kelud eruption spreads over all of Java Volcanic ash from Mount Kelud in East Java has reached as far as Bandung, the capital of West Java 600 kilometers away, helped on its way by strong winds. “The ash first appeared around midday, after the Friday prayers,” said Deswanti Fitri, an owner of a bookstore in Balubur Town Square, Bandung.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 15 February 2014 03:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Mount Kelud danger status raised to highest level The danger status of Mount Kelud in Kediri, East Java, has been raised from alert to the highest caution level following its increasing activity.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 14 February 2014 00:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Nineteen volcanoes in Indonesia on alert level As many as 19 out of 127 volcanoes in Indonesia have shown increasing volcanic activities and their statuses have been raised from normal to alert level II (Waspada).

Posted in Volcanoes @ 03 February 2014 17:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta churches guarded to ensure Christmas security The Jakarta police command has stationed personnel to assure peaceful Christmas Eve service at churches in the capital city on Tuesday evening. Besides guarding churches, the police will also conduct patrol around the city as an anticipatory measure against possible disruption.

Posted in Religion @ 24 December 2013 19:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Five hospitalized after Sinabung eruption in Tanah Karo Five people have to be hospitalized in the North Sumatra city of Kabanjahe after the eruption of Mount Sinabung on Sunday. Jhonson Tarigan, a spokesman of the Sinabung Disaster Control Agency said the five people suffered difficulty in breathing after inhaling volcanic ashes.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 16 September 2013 11:36 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods paralyze Gorontalo city Floods triggered by incessant heavy rains since Tuesday evening until Wednesday morning in Gorontalo city virtually paralyzed the local people`s activities. The floods, which spread to several parts of the city, forced many people and students to skip their work and school because their houses were inundated.

Posted in Flooding @ 15 May 2013 13:55 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Wild elephant enters village in Riau Herd of wild elephants entered human settlements in Mandau District, Bengkalis, Riau, causing residents damaged crops and panic. "We all panicked and run directly," a villager, Juwono, 39, said here on Friday.

Posted in Environment @ 22 March 2013 15:06 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


Major quake jolts Aceh A major quake measuring 6 on the Richter Scale, rocked the regency of Aceh Jaya, in Aceh, on Thursday evening but no casualty and damage to property have been reported.

Posted in Earthquake @ 11 January 2013 00:16 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods put three villages under water in Madiun Big floods flowing down the slope of Mount Willis hit three villages in the regency of Madiun, East Java , following heavy rain on Thursday until early Friday.

Posted in Flooding @ 27 December 2012 19:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong quake hits Banggai Islands A 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Banggai Islands district in Central Sulawesi province on Monday evening, sparking panic among local residents but no damage reported.

Posted in Earthquake @ 17 December 2012 23:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mont Lokon in North Sulawesi erupts again Mount Lokon in Tomohon, North Sulawesi, erupted again at 11.02pm local time on Saturday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 09 December 2012 00:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Power outages hit Ngurah Rai airport Public service at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport was disrupted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at 2:20 pm when a power interruption left most of the airport in the dark.The Wednesday power outage followed a similar power failure on Monday, two days earlier.

Posted in Power supply @ 01 December 2012 06:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Earthquake shakes southern Bali An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter Scale rocked Denpasar, the capital of Bali Province, here Thursday, forcing a number of people to rush out of buildings in panic. Head of the Denpasar BMKG I Wayan Suardana added that the tremor did not have potential to trigger a tsunami.

Posted in Earthquake @ 22 November 2012 20:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong earthquake jolts Gorontalo A major quake 5.7 on the Richter scale jolted the northern province of Sulawesi, Gorontalo, causing panic among the local people on Tuesday morning. The quake this morning struck at 09:36 local time with epicenter 72 kilometer northwest of Gorontalo.

Posted in Earthquake @ 06 November 2012 11:38 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


Strong earthquake rocks Bali A major quake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale jolted Bali early on Tuesday, but no report of casualty and damage to property on the tourist island.

Posted in Earthquake @ 04 September 2012 10:14 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia guarantees food stocks, prices during Idul Fitri The government will guarantee the availability of food stocks, as well as ensure their prices remain reasonable during the post-fasting Idul Fitr festival, a minister said.

Posted in Ramadan @ 15 August 2012 18:56 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


32 mini-markets robbed during January-June The Jakarta police, Metro Jaya, recorded a total of 32 armed robberies of mini-markets from January-June 2012. "The police have successfully dealt with 14 cases and arrested 11 suspects," Metro Jaya`s spokesman, Senior Commissioner Rikwanto, said here on Tuesday.

Posted in Crime @ 19 June 2012 14:12 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two IPB security personnel shot dead in Bogor Two security personnel of the Bogor-based Agriculture Institute (IPB) identified as Supriatna (44) and Suhardi (46) were shot dead several minutes before the Friday prayer service at Al-Hurriyah mosque at the IPB campus, the Institute`s spokesman said.

Posted in Crime @ 25 May 2012 13:19 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Magnitude 4.5 quake jolts Sukabumi, West Java A magnitude 4.5 earthquake shooked Sukabumi in West Java at 9.31pm on Saturday. The Meteorology, Geophysics and Climatology Agency recorded the quake`s epicenter was at 7.43 degrees south latitude and 106.47 degrees east longitude or 52 kilometers from Sukabumi.

Posted in Earthquake @ 29 April 2012 00:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Acehnese people more prepared for tsunami threat Some residents in the district of Meulaboh in Aceh claim to have been more prepared to face the tsunami disaster and preferred to observe natural signs before seeking shelter, which was proven when an earthquake measuring magnitude 8.5 rocked the Aceh province on Wednesday (April 4).

Posted in Earthquake @ 17 April 2012 02:35 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


Official: 'No reports of deaths in Simeulue so far' There have been no reports of damage or deaths following the 8,9 magnitude quake in Simeulue, Aceh, at around 3.38pm on Wednesday, according to an official from the social affairs ministry.

Posted in Earthquake @ 11 April 2012 15:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Tsunami alert issued after 8.5 magnitude Sumatra quake A tsunami watch was issued for countries across the Indian Ocean after a massive earthquake hit waters off Indonesia on Wednesday, triggering widespread panic as residents along coastlines fled to high ground in cars and on the backs of motorcycles.

Posted in Earthquake @ 11 April 2012 12:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tectonic earthquake jolts Aru Islands A tectonic earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale jolted Aru Islands District in Maluku Province at 08.42 local time on Wednesday morning.

Posted in Earthquake @ 04 April 2012 09:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Five shot, five missing in land dispute clash in Riau A clash between local residents and guards of a plantation company in a land dispute in Batang Kumuh village, Rokan Hulu (Rohul) district, Riau province, on Thursday night is reported to have led to the shooting of five civilians by police and the disappearance of five others.

Posted in Violence @ 05 February 2012 07:36 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's Mount Lokon erupts three times, causing panic Several eruptions at Mount Lokon on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Tuesday morning caused panic among local residents, local media reported. There were no casualties.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 27 December 2011 13:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Gamalama volcano erupts again Mount Gamalama erupted again here on Friday at 15.45 local time causing panic among the local people. Chief of Volcano Observation Unit for the eastern part of Indonesia Kristianto said the volcano spewed a dark thick cloud that rose to a height of 1,000 meters.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 24 December 2011 10:10 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


Bus plunges into ravine, 2 passengers killed A bus carrying 20 people plunged into a 80-meter-deep ravine in North Kolaka district, Southeast Sulawesi, early on Tuesday, killing two passengers. The bus developed an engine malfunction when it was trying to negotiate a steep road at Walasiho village, North Kolaka district, eyewitnesses said.

Posted in Accidents @ 14 December 2011 09:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Earthquake jolts Bengkulu, West Sumatra An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted Bengkulu early Wednesday morning at 00.43, awakening the people who were sleeping soundly to scramble out of their houses in panic.

Posted in Earthquake @ 30 November 2011 04:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Panic after strong earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia A strong earthquake struck the Molucca Sea in eastern Indonesia on early Monday afternoon, seismologists said, causing panic but no damage or casualties.

Posted in Earthquake @ 14 November 2011 10:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Flood inundates 932 houses in West Sumatra Flood has been inundating 932 houses in Sasak sub-district, West Sumatra, in the past few days, forcing some 800 people to evacuate to higher ground. The flood made Maligi village isolated because it could not be reached either by sea or land, acting Nagari Sasak Mayor Roni said on Sunday.

Posted in Flooding @ 06 November 2011 16:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Dozens injured in Bali earthquake A strong earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Bali on late Thursday morning, seismologists said, collapsing a number of buildings and injuring dozens of people. There were no immediate reports of fatalities.

Posted in Earthquake @ 13 October 2011 07:14 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Stampede kills 8, injures 60 aboard Indonesian ship A passenger ship carrying more than 750 people caught fire off of East Java in Indonesia on early Wednesday morning, officials said, causing a deadly stampede among the passengers.

Posted in Accidents @ 28 September 2011 15:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's Mount Tambora shows rising volcanic activity The status of the Mount Tambora volcano on the Indonesian island of Sumbawa has been raised to the second-highest alert status as its activity has been increasing since April, the Jakarta Globe reported on Friday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 03 September 2011 00:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong quake strikes near Padang, West Sumatra Once again, residents in the city of Padang in West Sumatra province, have been scared out of their houses by a stron earthquake. A quake with a magnitude of 6.0 caused many residents to flea their houses in panic when the quake struck at 07:16 local time.

Posted in Earthquake @ 04 August 2011 06:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Four killed after gunmen attack bus in Papua At least four people, including an army officer, were killed on Monday in an ambush by suspected separatists in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province.

Posted in Crime @ 02 August 2011 01:32 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two fresh eruptions at Indonesia's Mount Lokon Indonesia's Mount Lokon, which is located on the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, on Monday erupted twice, as thousands of residents have been forced to evacuate the area, officials said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 18 July 2011 19:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Thousands more evacuate as Mount Lokon erupts again Thousands more evacuated on late Thursday evening when Mount Lokon in Indonesia's North Sulawesi erupted again in full force, triggering panic among locals, officials said on Friday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 15 July 2011 02:53 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


Suspicious package found outside U.S. Embassy in Jakarta A suspicious package was found outside the U.S. Embassy in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta on Tuesday, causing some panic among employees and office workers in the area.

Posted in General @ 14 June 2011 16:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong earthquake rocks Sulawesi, causes damage A strong earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on early Monday morning, seismologists said, causing some damage but no casualties.

Posted in Earthquake @ 25 April 2011 07:52 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


One dead, many injured in chaos in Aceh after tsunami rumor One person on Friday died and many were injured in the chaos that stemmed from tsunami rumors in Aceh, northwestern Indonesia, the Jakarta Globe reported.

Posted in Earthquake @ 18 March 2011 21:47 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Panic in Makassar after 5,9 magnitude quake An 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck over 230 kilometers southwest of Makassar in South Sulawesi, caused panic in the city. The earthquake took place around midnight last night, when most people were vast asleep. Although the earthquake took place at a large distance of the city, it could still be felt strongly in the city.

Posted in Earthquake @ 13 December 2010 01:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The TransJakarta Busway as wrong example With currently at least a dozen routes throughout many parts of Jakarta it is possible to travel around the city for just 3,500 Rupiah per person. It doesn't even matter how many transfers you make. The oldest routes have their own lanes through dense traffic conditions in many parts of the city, but elsewhere the big buses have to compete with a few million other road users.

Posted in Travel @ 12 December 2010 12:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's Mount Bromo makes small eruption Indonesia's Mount Bromo, located in the East Java province, on Friday erupted and spewed hot ash, although authorities say it poses no threat at the moment.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 26 November 2010 18:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Damage after fire rages Novotel Surabaya A fire that raged the Novotel Surabaya building has caused heavy damage to mainly the roof of the building. The fire, that broke out during the early hours of today, caused some panic among guests staying in the hotel. Most of them were asleep when the fire started. All guests were soon evacuated from the hotel along Jalan Ngagel in the city.

Posted in Accidents @ 16 November 2010 01:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rumor: Ancient volcano rumbles into live near Yogyakarta Earlier today an Indonesian online news service reported that the prehistoric Nglanggeran volcano in the area of Gunung Kidul (lit 'Southern Hills') southeast of the city of Yogyakarta had come back to life. The volcano was said to produce a rumbling sound and small plumes of smoke were also said to be visible at the peak. Residents were reported fleeing from the area as well.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 11 November 2010 09:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Earthquake near Yogyakarta causes panic An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 on the Richter Scale has caused some panic among residents in the city of Yogyakarta. The earthquake struck during a heavy eruption of the Mount Merapi volcano, so it was not immediately clear for residents what was happening at that very moment.

Posted in Earthquake @ 09 November 2010 09:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Panic after renewed eruption of Mount Merapi volcano Panic broke out among the population after the most recent large eruption of the Mount Merapi volcano late in the evening. The chaos caused traffic problems in which at least two people died. A spokesperson of the Red Cross has confirmed this.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 05 November 2010 02:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi exhausted eight pyroclastic clouds today During the day today, Mount Merapi has exhausted a number of eight separate pyroclastic clouds. However this number is high, they did not cause panic because they didn't reach far down the slopes of the mountain, according to observations made at the observation post in Deles in the district of Klaten, Central Java province.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 02 November 2010 09:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi erupts again Indonesia's Mount Merapi on Monday erupted again, spewing out thick black smoke as residents continue to evacuate the area, local media reported. Jogjakarta's Volcanic Investigation and Technology Development Center chief, Subandriyo, has stated that continuing eruptions are expected.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 02 November 2010 02:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


At least 113 dead after tsunami hits Mentawai Islands Navy ships packed with medicine and food and rescuers in helicopters headed to remote Indonesian islands on Tuesday that were pounded by a 3-meter tsunami, sweeping away villages and killing at least 113 people.

Posted in Earthquake @ 27 October 2010 10:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Thousands flee, some hurt as Mount Merapi erupts Mount Merapi erupted on the Indonesian island of Java on late Tuesday afternoon, causing thousands of residents to flee the area, officials said. The eruption began at around 5.50 p.m. local time on Tuesday when three loud explosions rocked the mountain, spewing volcanic ashes into the sky.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 26 October 2010 14:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Passengers flee Merpati plane at Lombok airport Merpati Nusantara Flight 6601 scheduled to fly from Mataram to Denpasar on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, failed to take off when passengers took matters into their own hands and abandoned the aircraft on the runway, prior to take-off at Selaparang Airport.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 18 July 2010 13:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Three dead, damage after Papua earthquakes A series of powerful earthquakes rattled Indonesia on Wednesday, killing at least three people, triggering landslides and demolishing dozens of homes. A tsunami warning sent panicked residents fleeing buildings to high ground.

Posted in Earthquake @ 16 June 2010 14:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


6.0 magnitude earthquake strikes south of West Java A magnitude 6.0 earthquake as shaken parts of West Java province around 19:00 local time this evening. The earthquake was located at 147 kilometers southeast of Sukabumi in the same province and was located 13 kilometers under the sea floor. The quake was felt as far away as Jakarta on the northern side of the island.

Posted in Earthquake @ 18 May 2010 14:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Strong earthquake hits northern Sumatra An earthquake with a potential of triggering tsunami jolted Aceh around 1 p.m. on Sunday, stirring panic among residents. The quake, measuring 7.2 on Richter scale, shook the western coast of Aceh, with epicenter of the temblor located at 66 kilometers southwest of Meulaboh at a depth of 30 kilometers beneath the see floor, according to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency.

Posted in Earthquake @ 09 May 2010 17:23 CET by Jeroen · 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


'Be aware of possible heavy earthquake Bengkulu' The Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysics Agency BMKG has advised the residents of Bengkulu province in West Sumatra to be aware of a possible earthquake. After the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Aceh last week it might very well be possible that there will be another sudden move in the area, according the agency.

Posted in Earthquake @ 10 April 2010 03:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


7.2 magnitude earthquake off Aceh A magnitude 7.2 earthquake has rattled Aceh and its surrounding areas on the northern tip of Sumatra Island on early Wednesday, prompting a tsunami watch for the areas. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported that the quake struck at 05:15 local time.

Posted in Earthquake @ 07 April 2010 03:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Panic after rumors of Jatiluhur dam breach The ever increasing water level of the Jatiluhur basin is causing panic among residents living directly below it. They panic is mainly fed by rumors that the dam was about to burst because of the very high water levels. No direct evidence has been found related to this, but residents from some villages have evacuated to higher ground just to be sure.

Posted in General @ 22 March 2010 04:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


6.5 magnitude earthquake hits Mentawai Islands The sleeping population of Mentawai and the city of Padang in West Sumatra were shaken from their beds by a moderate earthquake that struck the area just after 23:00 local time. The quake, with a magnitude of 6.5 on the Richter Scale, had it's epicenter at 119 kilometers southeast of Pagai Selatan in the Mentawai Archipelago off the coast of West Sumatra.

Posted in Earthquake @ 06 March 2010 01:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Power outage after 5.2 magnitude quake North Sumatra A mild earthquake jolted the western coast of North Sumatra on Sunday evening, causing a blackout across the regency of Tarutung. Local manager of the state electricity company PLN, M Simbolon, said the quake was responsible for the power failure, but he was not certain as to how the tremor could trigger a blackout..

Posted in Earthquake @ 01 March 2010 00:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Scrapping 7-day visa-on-arrival causes problems Resort developers and tour agents who market tour packages for Batam and Bintan islands are crying foul over Jakarta's sudden decision to change its visa rules. On Jan 25, the Law and Human Rights Ministry said it would scrap the option for a US$10 visa-on-arrival for visitors from non-Asean countries, like the United States and Australia, which would let them stay in Indonesia for seven days.

Posted in Tourism @ 15 February 2010 13:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


6.6 magnitude earthquake south of Bali A heavy earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 on the Richter Scale as struck at some 200 kilometers of the resort island of Bali. The quake, south of the island, was mainly felt in the southern part of the island, but did not cause panic or damage for as far as is known now.

Posted in Earthquake @ 12 February 2010 01:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Arrests made in Bali over ATM scandal Police in Bali and Jakarta have made a number of arrests in a scam that has fleeced larges sums of money from the bank accounts of people who used ATMs in Bali. The well-organized and sophisticated criminals reportedly installed an additional fake slot on an ATM Machine together with a small CCTV camera that recorded the password entered by the ATM customer.

Posted in Crime @ 25 January 2010 06:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Moderate 5.4 magnitude quake shakes West Java A moderate but shallow earthquake has shaken parts of West Java earlier this morning. The 5.4 magnitude earthquake had place at around 07:25 local time in the morning at a depth of just 14 kilometers. The quake caused panic among residents, some fleeing from their homes in fear of a much larger earthquake.

Posted in Earthquake @ 10 January 2010 04:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


6.1 magnitude earthquake hits West Sumatra An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale rocked Padang, West Sumatra, at 8:11 a.m. on Wednesday. There was no immediate report of injuries or damage. The quake's epicenter was located at around 56 kilometers southeast of off coast Siberut, Mentawai, at a depth of 10 kilometers below sea level, according to data from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency.

Posted in Earthquake @ 23 December 2009 03:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Wings Air plane skids over runway and breaks down An old McDonnell Douglas plane from airline Wings Air has finally broken down. This happened at the Syamsuddin Noor airport near the city of Banjarbaru in South Kalimantan. The plane arrived from Surabaya at 18:15 when it skidded over the runway and broke down right away. The 160 passengers and crew were all safe but were panicked by the incident.

Posted in Accidents @ 22 December 2009 01:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


General manager nightclub named suspect The North Sumatra Police, investigating a nightclub fire that left 20 people dead, has placed three suspects in custody Saturday to facilitate its investigation. The provincial police chief detective, Agus Andrianto, said the M City entertainment center’s general manager, a supervisor and another employee, none of whom were named, were undergoing intensive questioning in connection with the fatal blaze.

Posted in Accidents @ 06 December 2009 04:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Focus on earthquake preparedness, not prediction Predicting earthquakes is an inexact science - which is why disaster preparedness remains key to saving lives, scientists say. Experts have forecast that a long undersea faultline along Indonesia's Sumatra Island is due to produce a powerful and devastating earthquake in the next few decades.

Posted in Earthquake @ 28 November 2009 02:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Status of Mount Batur volcano raised to 'careful' The Mount Batur volcano, located on the island of Bali shows signs of renewed activity. The first recorded eruption of the volcano was in 1804. Since then it erupted at least 28 times with intervals of between one and 39 years. Normally the 1,717 meter high volcano erupts in a strombolian eruption where lava just flows out of it's crater. The last eruption as on July 7, 2000.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 11 November 2009 00:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Karangetang in North Sulawesi erupts The Mount Karangetang volcano on the island of Sitaro in North Sulawesi has just started erupting. The volcano exhausts hot lava and volcanic debris from it's crater. The volcano rumbled to life two days ago but the intensity of the eruption was still increasing.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 06 November 2009 11:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Flood submerges hundreds of homes in Medan A huge flood has submerged hundreds of houses and public facilities in some parts of Medan, North Sumatra, as of Thursday afternoon. Students of the elementary school in Sei Mati village were forced to leave the school while some employees did not go to work.

Posted in Flooding @ 05 November 2009 15:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


7.3 magnitude earthquake hits Maluku Residents of Saumlaki, and some other cities in the Maluku archipelago panicked and alarmed their traditional alarms when a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck their area at 23:40 local time (GMT+9) last evening. Residents fled their houses and sounded the alarm to indicate to others that they had to flee to a safe place told Mouthy Siwabessy, a resident of Saumlaki.

Posted in Earthquake @ 25 October 2009 01:22 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


Moderate earthquake hits near Jayapura An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 on the Richter Scale shook Jayapura and surroundings at around 21:10 local time (GMT+9) last night. The quake caused panic among residents in the capital city. "We were afraid of a repeat of what happened in Padang," told a resident in the district of Kutaraja in Abepura.

Posted in Earthquake @ 16 October 2009 02:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Quake survivors struggle with trauma Daniel Himawan, 11, stood silently on the front porch as his mother swept the floor of their house, which was damaged in the earthquake that devastated Indonesia's West Sumatra province. "I'm scared that another big earthquake will hit again," said Himawan, a sixth-grader.

Posted in Earthquake @ 07 October 2009 11:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


SMS: '8.6 magnitude earthquake will strike tonight' In a bad attempt to create panic, an SMS that is said to originate from the Meteorological and Geophysical Agency BMKG is spreading among residents in western Java. The SMS is spreading just two days after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake killed some 60 people and damaged tens of thousands of buildings throughout western Java.

Posted in Earthquake @ 04 September 2009 12:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Officials fear rising death toll after Java quake At least 33 people died in a powerful earthquake, which struck off Indonesia’s populous island of Java on 2 September, officials said. “At least 33 people are confirmed dead. The death toll could be much higher. The area is quite remote and communication is limited,” Health Ministry crisis center chief Rustam Pakaya told IRIN from Jakarta, the capital.

Posted in Earthquake @ 03 September 2009 03:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Video's show panic during 7.3 magnitude earthquake The two video's below show the panic that occurred during the two-minute long 7.3 magnitude earthquake that was felt in big parts of western Indonesia. In Bandung, the third largest city in the country, power was out for several hours after the quake. Buildings in the city sustained damage varying from cracked walls to broken windows and fallen objects in supermarkets.

Posted in Earthquake @ 02 September 2009 12:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


30 arrested for raiding night spots in Makassar The police in Makassar, South Sulawesi, has arrested some 30 members of the Front Pemuda Bersatu (United Youth Movement, FPB) who were raiding night spots in the city. The members of the movement were raiding places as billiard halls, karaoke and cafe's. They entered the places holding a speech that they did not have the decency to close down during the Ramadan period. It is however not allowed to hold raids and the night spots that are still open should have permits.

Posted in Ramadan @ 02 September 2009 03:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two small earthquakes hit Yogyakarta Two small earthquakes have hit Yogyakarta in recent days. Three days ago, on August 19, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 struck just south of the province in the Indian Ocean. This quake was felt on the island as well and caused some panic. The earthquake that struck today however took place on land, just 13 kilometers southeast of the town of Bantul and had a magnitude of 4.4 on the Richter Scale.

Posted in Earthquake @ 22 August 2009 10:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police looking for haram money before Ramadan It happens every year. In the run up to the holy month of fasting Ramadan, a part of the Indonesian police force is panicked slightly. They have to pay for their mudik (a trip back to their home town) at the end of the period of fasting and will have less work during the month itself because millions of people go home as well and public life changes drastically.

Posted in Corruption @ 16 August 2009 04:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Pickpocketed at the Busway It was about to happen of course. But for the first time in ten years Indonesia it happened on a place where I could expect it the most. On the Jakarta Busway. It was a rush hour trip from Halte Bunderan HI to terminal Blok M. I traveled during rush hour because I had a scheduled birthday to attend in southern Jakarta at seven. I would not make it, but that was less of a problem.

Posted in Culture @ 28 June 2009 03:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Black smoke from electric train carriage, passengers flee An electric train carriage on it's way from Jakarta to Bogor broke down near the Universitas Indonesia train station in Depok, just south of Jakarta, just after noon earlier today. The seventh carriage showed signs of black smoke at the time the train stopped there. At the time the train arrived at the Manggarai station earlier, there were already some problems with that carriage, but the driver decided to continue the trip to Bogor anyway.

Posted in Accidents @ 08 March 2009 12:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Juanda, a beautiful new airport near Surabaya Several years ago I was there for the last time - at that time it was the first time as well - at the airport of Surabaya. A small building which was far too small for the number of passengers that had to be served from the airport there. A common problem at airports, especially in the western part of Indonesia where the airline industry has grown incredibly in recent years following the startup of a number of new routes flown by several different airlines.

Posted in Travel @ 17 December 2008 00:00 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


Magnitude 6.6 quake shakes Maluku province A powerful earthquake rattled the central Maluku region on Thursday morning, briefly triggering a tsunami alert and sending panicked residents fleeing from homes and buildings, officials said. The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 and struck 85 kilometers beneath the Molucca Sea, the U.S. Geological Survey. Indonesia's seismological agency put the magnitude at 7.6 and immediately issued a tsunami alert over the radio and television. It was revoked one hour later after the threat had passed.

Posted in Earthquake @ 11 September 2008 04:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Panic after 6.1 magnitude quake shakes northern Sumatra An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter Scale hit the area of Padang Sidempuan, northern Sumatra last evening. It was felt as far away as the district of North Tapanuli. The earthquake caused damage to houses in that district as well. Walls cracked and foundations of several houses have sustained damage as well. There were no people killed in the earthquake, but it did cause considerable panic among residents.

Posted in Earthquake @ 20 May 2008 08:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Three dead in clash between villages on Seram Island Three people were killed on Saturday in a fierce clash between two villages on the island of Seram in the Malulu archipelago in eastern Indonesia. At least 60 homes, several schools and places of worship were burned down in the riot as well. Hundreds of anti-riot police were deployed to the area to restore order. Brig. Gen. Guntur Ariyadi told that hundreds of panic-stricken residents had fled to temporary shelters.

Posted in Violence @ 04 May 2008 10:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia likely to cut rice imports The Indonesian government has said that it is unlikely to import rice from other countries this year because of a sufficient stock after nationwide harvests. This reduces the pressure on the tight global supplies in times of record-breaking rice prices. Prices of Thai rice - a benchmark for the market - have doubled since the start of this year mainly because of rising demand from China and African nations. Vietnam and India have already decided to curb exports to protect their own markets.

Posted in General @ 15 April 2008 12:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


No tsunami after heavy 7.3 Sumatra earthquake Indonesia lifted a tsunami alert issued after a powerful 7.2-magnitude quake struck off the west coast of Sumatra island on Monday, the geophysics and meteorological agency said. "The tsunami warning has ended after the 7.2-magnitude quake," the agency said in a text message.

Posted in Earthquake @ 25 February 2008 10:55 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


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
    
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