• The Associated Press October 2, 2018 9:36 pm

    Over 800 Dead in Indonesia Quake and Tsunami; Toll May Rise

    Rescuers struggled Sunday to reach victims in several large coastal towns in Indonesia that were hit by an earthquake and tsunami, and authorities feared that the toll of more than 800 confirmed dead would rise. With the area largely cut off by damaged roads and downed communications lines, military and commercial aircraft were delivering some aid and supplies to the...

  • spokesman August 20, 2018 7:32 am

    Quake Swarm Jolts Stricken Indonesian Islands, Killing at Least 12

    Multiple strong earthquakes killed at least a dozen people on the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Sumbawa as the region was trying to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people. A shallow magnitude 6.9 quake that hit about 10 p.m. was one of several powerful earthquakes Sunday in the northeast of Lombok that also caused...

  • spokesman August 9, 2018 2:59 pm

    Indonesian Island Hit by 3rd Strong Earthquake as Death Toll Tops 300

    The Indonesian island of Lombok was shaken by a third big earthquake in little more than a week Thursday as the official death toll from the most powerful of the quakes topped 300. The strong aftershock, measured at magnitude 5.9 by the U.S. Geological Survey, caused panic, damage to buildings, landslides and injuries. It was centered in the northwest of...

  • Indonesia August 7, 2018 10:00 pm

    Indonesia Struggles to Recover Quake's Dead, Help the Living

    The rescue team had done everything it could to locate the body of a man who had been killed instantly when a massive earthquake collapsed his home Sunday night on the Indonesian island of Lombok. They used hacksaws to cut a square into the concrete wall. They used crowbars and dogs and a power drill. But by Tuesday afternoon, with...

  • Indonesia August 6, 2018 7:08 am

    Powerful Quake Rocks Indonesia's Lombok Island, 98 Dead

    A powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing at least 98 people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities said Monday that rescuers still hadn’t reached some hard-hit areas and the death toll could climb. It was the second deadly quake in a week to hit Lombok. A July 29 quake killed 16 people and damaged hundreds of...

  • Australia March 19, 2018 1:19 pm

    Indonesia's Sinabung Volcano Unleashes Towering Ash Column

    Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes on Monday. There were no fatalities or injuries from the morning eruption, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency said. The volcano, one of three currently erupting in Indonesia, was dormant for four...

  • United States December 15, 2017 11:41 pm

    Earthquake Rattles Indonesia's Java Island, 2 Dead

    A strong earthquake shook Indonesia’s densely populated Java island on Friday night, killing two people and severely damaging dozens of homes near the epicenter. The quake struck at 11:47 p.m. and was felt across the island, including about 200 kilometers (124 miles) away in the capital Jakarta, where office towers and apartment buildings swayed. Powerful tremors lasted as much as...

  • Indonesia September 27, 2017 10:06 am

    Fearing Imminent Eruption of Bali Volcano, Thousands Flee as Tremors Intensify

    The exodus from a menacing volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali is nearing 100,000 people, a disaster official said Wednesday, as hundreds of tremors from the mountain are recorded daily. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said more than 96,000 people have now fled the area around Mount Agung in the northeast of the island. Villagers began leaving in...

  • Indonesia February 2, 2017 9:22 am

    Giant Lava Stream Explodes into Ocean in Hawaii

    In this Feb. 1, 2017, video, a dramatic and dangerous stream of lava from Kilauea Volcano is pouring out of a sea cliff on Hawaii Island, splashing into the Pacific Ocean below and exploding upon impact.

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