Mt Bromo Alert Lowered

JAKARTA Scientists have lowered the alert status of Java’s Mount Bromo from its highest level as the threat it posed to the surrounding area decreased. Bromo, a popular tourist attraction in East Java, began rumbling late last month and the government raised the eruption threat warning to the maximum red alert. “Its impact to its […]

Alert Issued over Bromo Volcano

JAKARTA The authorities have issued a “red alert” for an eruption at Mount Bromo volcano in East Java, less than a month after Mount Merapi volcano killed more than 300 people. “We raised the status of Bromo to the highest red alert level at 3.30pm today. There’s a chance of an eruption soon,” government volcanologist […]

Mt Merapi Death Toll Rises to 322

JAKARTA Mount Merapi in Central Java has killed 322 people since it began erupting late last month, and over 130,000 people are still living in makeshift camps, an official said on Tuesday. “The Merapi death toll has reached 322 people. More than 130,000 people are still living in temporary shelters,” disaster management official Agam Ferdatama […]

Dozens of Jakarta Flights Cancelled

JAKARTA Thirty-six flights to and from Jakarta’s main international airport were cancelled on Saturday because of the volcanic eruption from Mount Merapi, a Soekarno-Hatta International Airport spokesman said. “Thirty-six flights to and from Jakarta from 11 airlines have been cancelled today. I think it’s for safety reasons due to the volcanic ash from Merapi,” spokesman […]

Mt Sinabung Unleashes Violent Eruption

KABANJAHE Mt Sinabung in North Sumatra threw an ash cloud thousands of metres into the air on Tuesday in its most violent eruption yet. “Its latest eruption was double the previous outburst and we recorded a tower of ash reaching 5,000 metres,” government volcanologist Agus Budianto said. He said the 2,460-metre volcano erupted at 12.23am […]

Sumatra Volcano Erupts Again

KABANJAHE A volcano in Sumatra spewed ash thousands of metres into the air on Friday in its most violent eruption since rumbling back to life earlier this week for the first time in 400 years. Thousands of people have fled their homes since the 2,460-metre Mt Sinabung in northern Sumatra started to erupt on Sunday […]

Sumatra Volcano Plume Causes Flight Disruptions

KABANJAHE A volcano in Sumatra spewed a vast cloud of smoke and ash high into the air on Monday, disrupting flights and sending thousands more people into temporary shelters, officials said. Airlines were warned to avoid remote Mount Sinabung in northern Sumatra as it erupted for a second day after springing to life for the […]

Lombok Volcano Erupts

MATARAM An active volcano has erupted on Lombok, spewing ash and lava at least 1,500 metres into the sky, damaging crops but not threatening villagers, an official said on Sunday. Mount Baru Jari on Bali’s eastern neighbour has been active for several months but the eruption, which started on Saturday, was “big,” Lombok’s volcano monitoring […]