6.6 quake strikes north-west of Indonesia

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit 173 kilometers north-north-west of the Maluku Islands in Indonesia, the US Geological Survey reported. Located in the Molucca Sea Collision Zone, the quakes are common for the isles, as well as volcanic eruptions. The Sunday quake, which centered at the depth of some 60 kilometers, did not trigger a warning […]

43 people are dead and nearly 600 are injured in Indonesia after a tsunami triggered by a volcano

Antara Foto/Muhammad Bagus Khoirunas via Reuters At least 43 people are dead and another 584 injured after a tsunami struck areas around the Indonesia islands of Java and Sumatra. Hundreds of homes and other buildings were “heavily damaged” in the tsunami which struck late on Saturday. The tsunami was triggered by a volcanic eruption that […]

20 dead as tsunami hits Indonesia beaches – government agency (VIDEO)

Published time: 22 Dec, 2018 22:58 Edited time: 22 Dec, 2018 23:14 At least 20 people have been killed as a tidal wave hit beaches around Sunda Strait in Indonesia on Saturday night, according to the country’s Disaster Mitigation Agency. Another 165 have been injured. The Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) said the […]

Black box data shows pilots fought control system in Indonesia crash

Enlarge / Cpt Nurcahyo Utomo (head of Flight Mode Indonesian Safety Transportation Committee) during the press conference, in Jakarta, Indonesia, on November 28, 2018. (credit: Donal Husni/NurPhoto via Getty Images) More evidence supporting the theory that faulty sensor data caused the crash of a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX in October has emerged from the […]

189 feared dead in 1st ever Boeing 737 MAX 8 crash in Indonesia

A plane operated by the low-cost Indonesian airline Lion Air crashed while on a domestic flight from Jakarta. It’s the first crash ever for Boeing’s new 737 MAX 8 model. “It has been confirmed that it has crashed,” Yusuf Latif, a spokesman for the Indonesian rescue agency, said, as cited by Reuters. The plane was on its […]

Officials Confirm Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX Crashed Off Coast of Indonesia With 188 On Board

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Two more large earthquakes hit Indonesia days after devastating quake and tsunami killed scores of people in the north

Shutterstock/leolintang Two shallow earthquakes rocked the eastern Indonesian island of Sumba, but no tsunami warning was issued. The US Geological Survey said the first quake was a magnitude 5.9 and the second one, about 15 minutes later, was a 6.0. The quakes occurred nearly 990 miles south of the area heavily damaged by a powerful […]

Powerful aftershocks strike Indonesia days after deadly quake & tsunami

Published time: 2 Oct, 2018 00:16 Edited time: 2 Oct, 2018 00:26 A series of powerful aftershocks, ranging between 5 and 5.9 in magnitude, have rattled Indonesia just days after a deadly earthquake and tsunami wreaked havoc across the island of Sulawesi, killing hundreds. The most powerful 5.9-magnitude quake was recorded at 10.6 km depth […]

Death toll hits 832 after earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia — and authorities expect it to rise

Antara Foto/Muhammad Adimaja/ via REUTERS The toll from an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia soared to 832 confirmed dead on Sunday. Dozens of people were reported to be trapped in the rubble of several hotels and a mall in the city of Palu, on Sulawesi island, which was hit by waves as high as 20 feet following the […]

Is it safe to visit Indonesia? Tsunami and earthquake devastates region killing nearly 400

Indonesia was ravaged by both a tsunami and an earthquake last night in a horrible disaster that has seen at least 384 people killed. So what’s the latest travel advice to the region? Sulawesi island, Indonesia was struck by a 7.5 magnitude quake 6.02pm local time on Friday. The earthquake triggered a tsunami in the following hour, severely […]