Sumatra

August 30, 2010

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 – Read More...
September 3, 2010

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 – Read More...
September 7, 2010

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 – Read More...
September 22, 2010

Suspected Militants Kill Three Police

JAKARTA Suspected Islamic militants killed three police officers in Sumatra early on Wednesday in apparent retaliation for the arrest and killing of members of their group, police said. Twelve men – Read More...
September 24, 2010

Tiger Eats Man

BENGKALIS A tiger attacked, killed and part-ate a man as he worked on a palm oil plantation, one of the crops blamed for stripping the big cats’ habitat, an official – Read More...
October 2, 2010

Man-Eating Tiger Dies

JAKARTA A Sumatran tiger that mauled a farmer to death last week has died from injuries inflicted by a trap set by local villagers, a wildlife official said. The male – Read More...
October 26, 2010

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 – Read More...
October 26, 2010

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 – Read More...
October 26, 2010

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.
October 27, 2010

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 – Read More...
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