The alert level for Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano has been raised to the second highest level possible, after a series of eruptions. All flights around the volcano have been rerouted and a 5km exclusion zone has also been imposed. Indonesia’s disaster management agency (BNPB) said the alert level had been[…]
At least 62 people have been killed and hundreds injured after a volcano-triggered tsunami hit both sides of Indonesia’s Sunda Strait on Saturday, sending a wall of water crashing some 20 metres inland and sweeping away hundreds of homes and hotels, officials and witnesses have said. At least 20 people are[…]
Indonesian investigators said more training was needed for Boeing 737 MAX pilots after discovering the situation believed to have faced the crew of the Lion Air plane that crashed last month was not included in the aircraft’s flight manual. US pilots were also unaware of potential risks, two pilot unions[…]
Indonesian divers on Friday resumed a search for a second black box amid the sunken wreckage of a nearly new aircraft that slammed into the sea off Jakarta this week, killing all 189 people on board. Searchers have found only part of one black box and just one passenger has[…]
Indonesian divers recovered a flight recorder from the downed Lion Air jet on the sea floor on Thursday, a crucial development to find out what caused the new plane to plunge into the sea and kill 189 people. One TV station showed footage of two divers after they surfaced, swimming[…]
Drones and sonar technology have been deployed in Indonesia to search for a Lion Air passenger plane which crashed into the sea on Monday. Flight JT 610 went down after taking off from Jakarta with 189 passengers and crew on board. There has been no sign of survivors but debris[…]
Organisers of an Indonesian movement to promote a moderate brand of Islam cancelled a mass rally after its youth supporters burned the flag of an outlawed hard-line Muslim group, sparking allegations of blasphemy. The rally in Yogyakarta, predicted to draw 100,000 people, was stopped to prevent violence, said Yahya Cholil[…]
Residents of Palu in Indonesia were startled on Tuesday morning, after a 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck the city. Volunteers travelling with NGO, Gift of the Givers, explained that they had to evacuate their rooms to seek safety. The tremor follows a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi Island[…]
Relief and rescue operations continue in Indonesia after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck Sulawesi Island killing at least 1,763 people, according to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management. More than 70,000 homes were destroyed or damaged by the magnitude-7.5 quake that struck on September 28, launching waves as[…]
Rescuers picking through the grim aftermath of Indonesia’s quake-tsunami issued a fresh public health warning on Saturday as more decaying corpses were unearthed from beneath the ruined city of Palu. Officials said on Saturday the death toll had climbed to 1,649 with more than a thousand maybe still missing in[…]
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