Indonesia News

Search for Indonesian Quake Victims Hampered

Helicopters on Tuesday dropped the first food and emergency supplies to a remote mountainous area three days after a deadly earthquake rocked a north Indonesian island and triggered landslides that cut off villages, a disaster official said. “Many victims remain …

Quake Sways Tall Buildings in Indonesia’s Capital

A strong earthquake swayed tall buildings in Indonesia’s capital Monday afternoon but caused no tsunami or apparent damage. Office workers said the swaying was felt for about 10 seconds in high-rise buildings around the city of 9 million people. Even …

Powerful Indonesia Quakes Trigger Tsunami Warnings

Two massive earthquakes triggered back-to-back tsunami warnings for Indonesia on Wednesday, sending panicked residents fleeing to high ground in cars and on the backs of motorcycles. There were no signs of deadly waves, however, or serious damage, and a watch …

Indonesia to Hit Train Roof Riders With Nasty Goop

Indonesia has another bizarre way to keep commuters off the roofs of trains: swat them with brooms drenched in putrid goop. “For anyone who is still up there, it’ll be like a whip,” said Ahmad Sujadi, of the state-run railway, …

Wall Collapse Kills 11 People in Central Indonesia

Police say 11 people were killed when a high concrete wall collapsed in a housing complex on central Indonesia’s Sulawesi island. South Sulawesi police chief Maj. Gen. Johny Waenal Usman says the 23-foot-high wall collapsed and buried several houses Sunday …

Landslide Kills 4, Leaves 30 Missing in Indonesia

A government official says a landslide in western Indonesia has killed four villagers and left 30 others missing. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho of the Disaster Management Agency says the landslide Wednesday buried 37 houses in the district of Nias Selatan in …

Volcano Erupts in Central Indonesia, No Injuries

A volcano in central Indonesia has erupted, spewing hot smoke and ash thousands of feet into the air. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Mount Lokon, located on northern Sulawesi island, had been dormant for years before …

Indonesia’s Bali Shaken by Quake; Dozens Injured

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolted Indonesia’s popular resort island of Bali on Thursday, injuring more than 50 people and sending others fleeing from their hotels and houses in panic. Ceilings caved in at two high schools and several ancient Hindu …

Indonesian Farmers Flee as World’s Deadliest Volcano Rumbles

Bold farmers in Indonesia routinely ignore orders to evacuate the slopes of live volcanoes, but those living on Tambora took no chances when history’s deadliest mountain rumbled ominously this month. Villagers like Hasanuddin Sanusi have heard since they were young …

Strong Quake Hits West Indonesia; at Least 1 Dead

A powerful earthquake jolted the western Indonesian island of Sumatra early Tuesday, killing a 12-year-old boy and sending people streaming from houses, hotels and at least one hospital in panic. The magnitude-6.6 quake was centered 60 miles (100 kilometers) southwest …