Dozens Injured as Earthquake Causes Widespread Damage

KUTA Dozens of people were injured and scores of buildings damaged in a powerful earthquake that struck on Thursday. The 6.0-magnitude quake rocked the island for several minutes, damaging ancient Hindu temples and sending concrete debris crashing down onto cars and pavements as walls and roofs collapsed. Kuta’s main thoroughfare of Sunset Road, lined with […]

Quake Strikes Papua

JAYAPURA A moderate 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck northern Papua on Tuesday but there were no immediate reports of damage, the US Geological Survey said. No tsunami warning was issued. The quake hit at 10:39am on the Papua coast 198 kilometres from Jayapura and 264 kilometres from Vanimo in Papua New Guinea, at a depth of 18 […]

UPDATE 3 – Tsunami Deaths Rise to 154; 400 Missing

At least 154 people were killed and another 400 remain missing after a powerful earthquake triggered a tsunami off Sumatra, an official said on Wednesday. The quake struck late on Monday off the coast of western Sumatra, sending a three-metre wall of water into a remote island chain where several villages were flattened. “At least […]

UPDATE 2 – At Least 108 Dead, 500 Missing in Sumatra Quake

BENGKULU At least 108 people were killed and more than 500 were missing after a powerful earthquake triggered a tsunami that hit the Mentawai islands off Sumatra, an official said.

UPDATE 1 – Sumatra Quake Kills 23; 167 Missing

JAKARTA Twenty-three people are dead and 167 missing after a powerful earthquake hit parts of Sumatra, an official from the Disaster Management Agency said on Tuesday. The quake struck late on Monday near the Mentawai islands off the west coast of Sumatra, triggering tsunami waves. “Twenty-three people were killed in the Mentawai islands. One hundred […]

Major Quake Strikes Sumatra

A major 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Sumatra on Monday night, seismologists said, but there were no reports of damage or casualties and an earlier tsunami warning was lifted. The undersea quake hit Indonesia’s Kepulauan Mentawai region at 9:42pm at a shallow depth of 20.6 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said. The area is 240 kilometres […]

Large Quake Strikes North Maluku

TERNATE An earthquake of 6.4 magnitude struck North Maluku on Saturday afternoon, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The temblor hit at 2:21pm 155 kilometers southeast of the town of Labuha, at a depth of 30 kilometers, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said. A tsunami warning was not issued.