eastern indonesia

Rescue workers spot wreckage of small plane on Indonesian mountain


October 5th, 2012 - 4:20 am ICT by BNO News
JAYAPURA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Indonesian rescue workers on Thursday morning spotted the wreckage of a small plane on a mountain in eastern Indonesia, police and local media said, but severe weather ... Read more...

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15 missing as ship sinks off Indonesia


June 17th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 17 (IANS) A total of 15 crew members are yet to be found after a cargo ship with 27 people on board capsized off eastern Indonesia Sunday ... Read more...

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Crocodile eats up girl, 10, in Indonesia


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A crocodile in eastern Indonesia attacked and ate up a 10-year-old girl on a river bank, the Jakarta Post reported Saturday.Juraida was hunting for turtles ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake strikes off eastern Indonesia, causing panic


November 14th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by BNO News
LABUHA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck the Molucca Sea in eastern Indonesia on early Monday afternoon, seismologists said, causing panic but no damage or casualties.The 6.4-magnitude earthquake at 1.05 ... Read more...

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Merpati Airlines passenger plane crashes in eastern Indonesia, killing 27


May 7th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA (BNO NEWS) -- A Merpati Nusantara Airlines passenger plane carrying 27 people crashed off Indonesia's West Papua province on Saturday, officials said, killing everyone on board.The China-built Xian MA60 aircraft belonging ... Read more...

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6.0-magnitude quake hits Indonesia


November 28th, 2010 - 5:54 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Nov 28 (IANS) A moderate quake with magnitude 6.0 on the Richter scale struck off eastern Indonesia early Sunday, officials said.The quake occurred at 01:11 a.m. with epicentre at 246 km ... Read more...

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Tribal clashes erupt in eastern Indonesia due to offensive ringtone


November 18th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by BNO News
JAYAPURA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Three people were arrested on Thursday after an 'offensive ringtone' led to tribal violence in the eastern region of Indonesia that resulted in dozens of homes and ... Read more...

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Shark sanctuary declared in eastern Indonesia


November 17th, 2010 - 12:17 am ICT by BNO News
RAJA AMPAT, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) - Misool Eco Resort and Shark Savers on Tuesday announced that a Shark Sanctuary has been declared for the entire 17,760 square miles of Raja Ampat, Indonesia, ... Read more...

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12 missing in Indonesia boat accident (Lead)


October 22nd, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Oct 22 (IANS) Twelve people were reported missing after a boat carrying 30 passengers capsized in eastern Indonesia Friday afternoon, Xinhua reported.The accident occurred at about 17:30 p.m. local time ... Read more...

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30 missing in Indonesia boat accident


October 22nd, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Oct 22 (IANS) All 30 passengers aboard a boat are reported missing after the vessel capsized in eastern Indonesia Friday afternoon, Xinhua reported.The accident occurred at about 17:30 p.m. local ... Read more...

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Coral reefs across Indian Ocean dying: Experts


October 21st, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): International marine scientists have said that coral reefs across Indian Ocean are dying; the team has highlighted the urgency of controlling global carbon emissions.The reefs are dying following ... Read more...

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10 killed, three missing in Indonesia landslide


October 13th, 2010 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Oct 12 (IANS) Ten people were killed and three others are missing after a landslide in eastern Indonesia Tuesday, Xinhua reported.Heavy rains triggered the landslide in Marowali district, said Fred Abbas ... Read more...

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Powerful earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia


September 30th, 2010 - 3:06 am ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) – A powerful earthquake struck eastern Indonesia on early Thursday morning, seismologists said, triggering a brief tsunami warning but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The ... Read more...

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12 missing after ship collision in Indonesia


August 4th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Aug 4 (IANS) Twelve people were missing after two cargo ships collided in the waters off eastern Indonesia early Wednesday, an official said. The ships collided in the waters off Bulukumba Selayar ... Read more...

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18 killed in Indonesia landslide


July 25th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, July 25 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed in a landslide triggered by heavy rains in a province in eastern Indonesia, an official said Sunday. The landslide in Pulau Buru island ... Read more...

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Remains of 2,000 year-old monster rodent found


July 25th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 25 (IANS) The remains of a giant rodent, believed to be the biggest among the species ever to have scurried on the earth nearly 2,000 years ago, have been found ... Read more...

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5.9-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia


May 8th, 2010 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, May 8 (IANS) A 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit central Indonesia Saturday, but there was no immediate report of casualties or material damage, Xinhua reported. The quake struck at 11:22 a.m. local time (0322 ... Read more...

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Strong quake jolts Indonesia


May 7th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, May 7 (IANS) An undersea earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale struck eastern Indonesia Friday, but there was no immediate report of damage or casualty and no tsunami alert was ... Read more...

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6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia


April 24th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, April 24 (DPA) An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale struck islands in north-eastern Indonesia Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries and damage, officials said. The quake occurred ... Read more...

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Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes off Indonesia


February 16th, 2010 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Feb 16 (IANS) A magnitude 6.8 undersea earthquake struck off eastern Indonesia Tuesday, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said. The quake occurred at 04.51 a.m. Tuesday with the epicentre at 262 km ... Read more...

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31 missing after speedboat capsizes off Indonesia


February 1st, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Feb 1 (DPA) Rescue teams were searching Monday for at least 31 people missing after a speedboat sank off the remote Aru Islands in eastern Indonesia, media reports said. The speedboat, believed ... Read more...

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Powerful quake jolts eastern Indonesia


December 26th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Dec 26 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale Saturday jolted the Maluku province in eastern Indonesia, the country's Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said. No tsunami warning was issued, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Powerful quake hits Indonesia


October 25th, 2009 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Oct 24 (DPA) Authorities lifted a tsunami warning after tidal waves did not materialize late Saturday following a powerful earthquake, measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale, which struck the Maluku islands ... Read more...

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6.0-magnitude quake rocks West Papua in Indonesia


October 23rd, 2009 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Oct 23 (IANS) An undersea earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale Friday jolted the West Papua region in eastern Indonesia, officials said. The quake occurred at 1128 GMT with the epicentre ... Read more...

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Strong quake rocks Indonesia province


October 15th, 2009 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Oct 15 (IANS) An undersea earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale Thursday jolted the Papua province in eastern Indonesia, officials said. There was no report of damage or casualties in the ... Read more...

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6.2-magnitude quake rocks eastern Indonesia


October 13th, 2009 - 10:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Jakarta, Oct 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A powerful undersea earthquake of magnitude 6.2 on the Richter scale struck the northern tip of Sulawesi island on Tuesday. There were no immediate reports of injury ... Read more...

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6.2-magnitude quake shakes islands off eastern Indonesia


October 13th, 2009 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Oct 13 (DPA) An undersea earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale struck Tuesday off the northern tip of Sulawesi island, but there were no immediate reports of injury and damage, ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake hits Indonesia’s Maluku Islands


September 19th, 2009 - 2:28 am ICT by BNO News
TERNATE, Indonesia. (BNO NEWS) – A strong earthquake struck off the Maluku Islands in eastern Indonesia on Saturday morning, according to the country's seismological agency.The earthquake, which had a preliminary magnitude ... Read more...

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Strong quake rocks Indonesia


August 2nd, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Aug 2 (Xinhua) An undersea earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale Sunday jolted the West Papua province in eastern Indonesia, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said. The epicentre of the quake, ... Read more...

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Indonesian Merpati flight missing over Papua


August 2nd, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
Indonesian authorities have suspended a land and air search for a Merpati Nusantara flight that lost contact with air traffic controllers Sunday morning over the rugged Papua forest in eastern Indonesia until ... Read more...

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Strong Earthquake rocks Eastern Indonesia


February 23rd, 2009 - 1:08 am ICT by admin
A major quake with an initial magnitude of 6.0 rocked Kepulauan Talaud(Talaud Islands) Region in Eastern Indonesia on Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 17:45:26 UTC (Monday, February 23, 2009 at 01:45:26 AM ... Read more...

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Boat carrying escaping refugees sinks off Indonesia, 3 dead


January 15th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Jan 15 (DPA) A Pakistani and two Afghan refugees were killed after a boat carrying 18 Australia-bound asylum seekers who escaped an Indonesian immigration detention centre sank off eastern Indonesia, the ... Read more...

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Series of quakes rock eastern Indonesia, three killed (Second lead)


January 4th, 2009 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Jan 4 (Xinhua) A series of powerful earthquakes rattled the eastern Indonesian province of West Papua Sunday morning, killing at least three people and collapsing a number of buildings, officials said.A ... Read more...

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Powerful earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia (Lead)


January 4th, 2009 - 7:23 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Jan 4 (DPA) A powerful 7.2-magnitude quake struck at sea early Sunday off Indonesia's West Papua province, sending residents running out of their homes and other buildings, officials said.A tsunami alert ... Read more...

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Strong quake reported off Indonesian coast


January 4th, 2009 - 4:32 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta/Washington, Jan 4 (DPA) An underwater earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 on the Richter scale was recorded early Sunday off the coast of eastern Indonesia, the US Geological Survey said.The quake ... Read more...

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