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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A young Indonesian air traffic controller stayed on duty as the earthquake shook the building, to make sure one last aircraft escaped Friday’s deadly disaster. He was fatally injured fleeing afterwards. Anthonius Gunawan Agung was the last person remaining in the air traffic control tower at Mutiara Sis Al Jufri Airport in Palu when the […]
The video captures the moment a huge wave ploughs into the city of Palu in Sulawesi. A number of people watching from a room on higher ground start running when the waves come in. Suddenly, a surge of water submerges a number of houses on the ground. The video then goes to black, before revealing […]
Having your phone next to the bed might save you from a tsunami — but should you sacrifice your sleep?
The province is set to launch a wireless emergency alert system that will notify residents of impending natural disasters over their cellphones. But should B.C. residents be expected to sleep next to their phones, given the potential health effects?
An earthquake in Alaska has caused a tsunami warning to be issued to the west coast of the US and Canada. Measuring 7.9 by the US Geological Survey (USGS), people are now being urged to seek higher ground with a text sent to Alaskan citizens stating: “Tsunami danger on the coast. Go to high ground […]