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BPBD deploys helicopter to evacuate Belitung flood victims

Monday, 17 July 2017

PANGKAL PINANG -- The Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Bangka-Belitung (Babel) Province has deployed a helicopter to distribute aid and evacuate flood victims in Belitung Island. A flash flood, triggered by incessant...

Whirlwinds hit in Indonesian cities in the peak of rainy season

Friday, 03 February 2017

JAKARTA - Whirlwinds hit different cities of Indonesia in recent days, damaging tens of houses and wreaking losses running into millions. The disasters occurred in Sukabumi District of West Java Province, Lebak District...

Sorong earthquake, 62 people injured and 200 houses damaged

Friday, 25 September 2015

SORONG -- Head of Data Information and Public Relations of National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck Sorong, West Papua, on Thursday (24/9), have caused damages."From...

Floods inundate border between Indonesia and Timor Leste

Sunday, 04 January 2015

 KUPANG -- Floods inundated border between Indonesia and Timor Leste as the water from Benanain River in Malaka, Nusa Tenggara Timur, overflows. Thousands of houses were flooded. "Houses in two villages located near the river...

Natural disasters claimed 566 lives in 2014

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

PEKANBARU -- Indonesia was ravaged by 1,525 natural disasters in 2014 that claimed 566 lives, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB)."Provisional data in 2014 shows that natural disasters still pose a...

Strong undersea earthquake hits eastern Indonesia

Friday, 21 November 2014

TERNATE -- A strong undersea earthquake hit off the coast of eastern Indonesia on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage and officials said it was unlikely to...

Three Indonesians killed in Malaysia flash flood and landslide

Saturday, 08 November 2014

KUALA LUMPUR - Five people, including three Indonesians, were killed in a flash flood and landslide that hit Cameron Highlands in the Malaysian state of Pahang. The bodies of the Indonesian citizens were found...

Banten prepared to face natural disasters

Friday, 07 November 2014

LEBAK -- As many as 360 volunteers in Lebak District, Banten Province, have been trained and equipped with evacuation tools to deal with any eventuality during the coming rainy season, a local government...

Moderate quake hits Nias dsitrict

Saturday, 16 August 2014

MEDAN - A moderate quake measuring 5 on the Richter scale hit South Nias district, North Sumatra, on Saturday at 10.10 West Indonesian Time (WIB), spokesman to the local Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics...

Mount Slamet still spews volcanic ash

Saturday, 05 July 2014

PURWOKERTO - Mount Slamet, which covers five districts in Central Java, was reportedly still spewing volcanic ash in the area around its peak. On Friday night, thin volcanic ash began pouring out in...

18 killed, 48,000 evacuated due to rains in Brazil

Thursday, 26 December 2013

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The death toll from heavy rain-caused disasters in Brazil's southeastern state of Espiritu Santo rose to 18 after authorities confirmed the death of the latest victim, the Regional Civil Defense...

Floods inundate hundreds of houses in Trenggalek

Thursday, 26 December 2013

TRENGGALEK -- Floods triggered by heavy rains struck six villages in East Java's southern coastal district of Trenggalek on Wednesday.Hundreds of houses were flooded apparently because a number of flood control barriers collapsed,...

Landslides destroy five houses on Bawean Island

Thursday, 26 December 2013

GRESIK -- Landslides, triggered by heavy rains over the past few days, have destroyed at least five houses in three villages on Bawean Island in East Java's Gresik district.The landslides, which struck Telukjatidawang...

Quake in arid northwest China kills at least 75

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

BEIJING - A strong earthquake that shook an arid, hilly farming area in northwest China sparked landslides and destroyed or damaged thousands of brick-and-mud homes Monday, killing at least 75 people and injuring...

One killed and 17 buried in landslides in West Java

Monday, 25 March 2013

BANDUNG - A man was reported killed and 17 others, buried in a landslide, were feared dead in the regency of Bandung Barat, West Java on Monday.  "I received report that incident took place...