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4.5 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Jayapura

Indonesia Earthquake: The earthquake occurred at 01:02:45 (UTC 05:30) and hit Jayapura, Indonesia on Wednesday, at a depth of 32.8 km, the USGS informed.

Indonesia Earthquake: The earthquake occurred at 01:02:45 (UTC 05:30) and hit Jayapura.(Representational)
Published on Mar 22, 2023 07:07 AM IST

School at 5.30am? No, please for ‘zombie-like’ teens in this country

Indonesia: It is not a scene from some cheesy sci-fi offering but a controversial experiment to get the day off to a much earlier start for the sleep-deprived teens.

Indonesia: High school students gathering for the roll call on campus early in the morning in Kupang.(AFP)
Published on Mar 15, 2023 01:45 PM IST

Indonesia’s Merapi volcano spews hot clouds in new eruption, tourism halted

It was Merapi’s biggest lava flow since authorities raised the alert level to the second-highest in November 2020. Residents living on Merapi’s slopes were advised to stay 7 kms away from the crater’s mouth and be aware of the danger posed by lava. Tourism and mining activities were halted.

Thick smoke rises during an eruption from Mount Merapi, Indonesia's most active volcano, as seen from the Kaliurang Selatan village in Srumbung, Magelang, Central Java on March 12, 2023. (Photo by DEVI RAHMAN / AFP)
Updated on Mar 12, 2023 04:48 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Mount Merapi, Indonesia

Video: One of Indonesia's most active volcanos erupts, covers villages in ash

Indonesia Merapi Volcano Eruption: The local authorities said as per Reuters that the volcano erupted around 12 pm local time (0500 GMT) and a lava flow of 1.5 km was observed.

Indonesia Merapi Volcano Eruption: Mount Merapi volcano erupts, as seen from Cangkringan, Indonesia.(Reuters)
Updated on Mar 11, 2023 03:28 PM IST

Indonesia is moving its capital from Jakarta to Borneo. Why is this a worry?

Jakarta is congested, polluted, prone to earthquakes and rapidly sinking into the Java Sea. Now the government is in the process of leaving, moving Indonesia’s capital to the island of Borneo.

Indonesia is moving its capital from Jakarta to Borneo(Pexels)
Published on Mar 09, 2023 01:25 PM IST
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16 killed, 50 injured after fire breaks out at a fuel depot in Indonesia

Indonesia oil depot fire: Most of the injured people suffered from burns and the government will pay for their medical treatment, Jakarta's acting governor said.

Rescuers carry a body bag of a victim after a fire at a fuel storage station operated by Indonesia's state energy company Pertamina, in Jakarta, Indonesia.(Reuters)
Published on Mar 03, 2023 10:30 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

G20 meet: China, Saudi Arabia, Spain foreign ministers arrive in India

Foreign Ministers of Saudi Arabia, China, Indonesia, Spain and Croatia on Thursday arrived in India to participate in the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting being held in New Delhi from March 1-2.

The Director General of World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, also arrived for the foreign minister' meeting on Thursday.(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 02, 2023 07:21 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Yamini C S

Gary Bencheghib and team clean water body in Indonesia, collect tons of plastic

The video captures a few men cleaning a polluted water body in Indonesia.

Men cleaning the water body in Indonesia. (Instagram/@garybencheghib)
Published on Feb 22, 2023 07:59 PM IST

Honda launches 2023 Scoopy neo-retro scooter in Indonesia

The new model has been launched in four trims and eight colour options.

Honda has launched 2023 Scoopy in Indonesia
Published on Feb 15, 2023 04:51 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Indonesia's Papua rebels say pics show New Zealand hostage pilot in good health

The pilot, Philip Mehrtens, who flew a plane operated by airline Susi Air, was abducted by fighters from the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) last week after landing in the remote region of Nduga.

A man, identified as Philip Mehrtens, the New Zealand pilot who is said to be held hostage by a pro-independence group, stands among the separatist fighters in Indonesia's Papua region, in this undated picture released on February 14, 2023. (Reuters)
Published on Feb 15, 2023 03:18 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Ritu Maria Johny

4 Killed after Earthquake of 5.2 magnitude strikes Indonesia's Papua

Indonesia earthquake: The epicentre of the quake was one kilometre from Jayapura, the capital city of Papua province, at a depth of 10km.

The earthquake of magnitude 5.5 struck Indonesia . (Representative Image)
Updated on Feb 09, 2023 05:33 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Earthquake of magnitude 6.0 hits off Indonesia's Sumatra

The epicentre of the quake was 48 kilometres (30 miles) south-southeast of the city of Singkil in Aceh province, at a depth of 48 kilometres, USGS said.

Earthquake of magnitude 6.0 hits off Indonesia's Sumatra
Published on Jan 16, 2023 06:27 AM IST

Thousands of Indonesian workers protest against president's job decree

Indonesia: President Joko Widodo issued the emergency decree last month, replacing a controversial jobs law in Indonesia.

Indonesia: Laborers march towards the National Monument (Monas) complex. (Reuters)
Published on Jan 14, 2023 04:51 PM IST
Reuters |

Strong 7.6-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia

The epicentre of the quake was 427 kilometres (265 miles) south of the Indonesian island of Ambon at a depth of 95 kilometres, USGS said.

Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported some aftershocks at a magnitude of 5.5. (REUTERS) (File)
Updated on Jan 10, 2023 01:41 AM IST

Earthquake of magnitude 4.2 jolts Northern Sumatra in Indonesia

Indonesia Earthquake: The depth was recorded at 10 km, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS).

Indonesia Earthquake: No casualties have been reported so far. (Representational)
Published on Jan 02, 2023 05:14 PM IST

No masks, no tracking app: Indonesia lifts remaining Covid restrictions

Covid In Indonesia: "There will be no more restrictions on gatherings and movements," the president said.

Covid In Indonesia: People enjoy the beach during sunset in Jimbaran, Bali.(Reuters)
Published on Dec 30, 2022 01:37 PM IST
Reuters |

Indonesia issues emergency regulation to replace controversial job creation law

Indonesia: Passed in 2020, Indonesia's so-called "omnibus" law revised more than 70 other laws and was lauded by foreign investors.

Indonesia: Indonesia's President Joko Widodo is seen.(AP)
Published on Dec 30, 2022 12:48 PM IST
Reuters |

Indonesia to keep loose entry rules for Chinese visitors despite Covid-19 spike

Under current rules, travellers arriving to Indonesia from overseas are only required to show proof of complete vaccination against the coronavirus. It scrapped the PCR test requirement for fully-vaccinated visitors in May unless they have a fever and same goes for travellers from China.

Indonesia to keep loose entry rules for Chinese visitors despite Covid-19 spike in China (pixabay)
Updated on Dec 29, 2022 09:13 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

7 Indonesian families sue officials over deadly stadium disaster

Indonesia Stampede: The stampede in the Javan city of Malang in October left 135 people dead, including more than 40 children.

Indonesia Stampede Accident: Candles, petals, and incenses placed by Arema FC supporters are seen during a vigil to pay condolence to the victims.(Reuters)
Published on Dec 23, 2022 07:56 PM IST

India, Indonesia look to boost air connectivity

India and Indonesia are looking at opening up new routes to boost air connectivity between the two nations, including a proposal to connect Port Blair in the Andamans and Aceh, the westernmost province of Indonesia.

During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 2018 visit to Indonesia, both sides decided to discuss boosting connectivity between the Andamans and Aceh. (AP)
Updated on Dec 18, 2022 04:31 AM IST

Indonesia earthquake death toll jumps by 'hundreds'; now over 600 believed dead

The shallow 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit the town of Cianjur in Indonesia's most populous province West Java on November 21, with most of the victims killed as buildings collapsed or landslides were triggered.

The quake damaged more than 62,000 houses and forced more than 73,000 people to evacuate to at least 325 shelters.(AP)
Published on Dec 16, 2022 05:06 PM IST

Earthquakes strikes Indonesia’s Bali island; no casualties

The US Geological Survey said the magnitude 4.9 quake was centered 35 kilometers (22 miles) north of Amlapura, a city in Bali’s Karangasem district. Its shallow depth of 9.6 kilometers (6 miles) may have caused people to run outside.

Indonesia, a vast archipelago of 270 million people, is frequently struck by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis because of its location on the “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines that arcs the Pacific.
Published on Dec 13, 2022 06:04 PM IST
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Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes Indonesia

Indonesia Earthquake: The quake was 37.4 km (23.24 miles) below the earth's surface, the USGS said.

Indonesia Earthquake: The quake was 37.4 km (23.24 miles) below the earth's surface, the USGS said.(Representational)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 11:07 AM IST
Reuters |

Extramarital sex-ban feared to impact Indonesia tourists

Foreign governments are concerned the new legislation, which awaits presidential ratification, could impact foreigners visiting the country. Indonesia's Bali island is a major tourist hub.

The picturesque island of Bali is a major tourist attraction and popular couples' destination. (Konstantin Trubavin/Westend61/imago images)
Published on Dec 07, 2022 05:25 PM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

Indonesia investigating explosion at police station, at least 3 die: Report

Indonesia Blast: Police were checking the source of the explosion in the city of Bandung, a police official told Metro TV.

Indonesia Blast: Police were checking the source of the explosion.(Representational)
Updated on Dec 07, 2022 08:23 AM IST
Reuters |

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits south of Indonesia's east Java, no tsunami warning

Indonesia Earthquake: Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits south of Indonesia's east Java, no tsunami warning.

Indonesia Earthquake: Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits south of Indonesia's east Java, no tsunami warning.(Representational)
Updated on Dec 06, 2022 11:51 AM IST
Reuters |

Indonesia bill barring extramarital sex gets renewed debate

In addition to the provisions on abortion and extramarital sex, the proposed revision of the penal code would also add limits on speech criticizing the president and vice president and further restrict the rights of LGBTQ citizens.

Lawmakers did have a watered-down version of the legislation they could have taken up, but that was bypassed in favour of the current bill.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Dec 06, 2022 10:24 AM IST
Bloomberg |

In videos, Indonesia's Semeru volcano erupts, spews hot ash as thousands flee

Indonesia's Semeru Volcano: Indonesia's transportation ministry said that there was no impact on air travel, Reuters reported.

Indonesia's Semeru Volcano: Villagers watch hot smoke from the ground at the Curah Kobokan village following Mount Semeru's volcanic eruption.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 05, 2022 11:11 AM IST

Thousands on alert in Indonesia's Java after Mount Semeru eruption

The provincial search and rescue agency deployed teams to the worst-affected areas near Mount Semeru to assess damage, with low rainfall giving some reprieve, Tholib Vatelehan, a Basarnas spokesperson, told Reuters.

Villagers stand on an area covered in volcanic ash as Mount Semeru looms in the background in Kajar Kuning village in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, Monday, December 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Imanuel Yoga)
Updated on Dec 05, 2022 07:56 AM IST
Reuters |

Japan weather agency says no tsunami impact from Semeru volcano eruption

Indonesia Semeru Volcano: Indonesian authorities raised the warning on Semeru volcano on the island of Java to the highest level.

Indonesia Semeru Volcano: Mount Semeru releases volcanic materials during an eruption.(AP)
Published on Dec 04, 2022 03:38 PM IST
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