Strong quake shakes Indonesia

AFP 10/11/2018

Quake kills three, disrupts IMF summit An earthquake Thursday killed three people in Indonesia and rattled hotels where IMF delegates are attending a major summit, a fortnight after a quake-tsunami killed more than 2,000 elsewhere in the…

PH gives aid worth $300K to Indonesia for quake-tsunami victims

Inquirer.net 10/10/2018

BALI — The Philippines has sent over US$300,000 in assistance to Indonesia ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte’s arrival here for the Southeast Asian leaders’ meeting. At a press briefing on Wednesday, Manila’s ambassador to Indonesia Leehiong Wee…

Indonesia disaster death toll climbs to 1,763

AP 10/07/2018

PALU, Indonesia — Indonesia’s disaster agency says the death toll from the earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi island has risen to 1,763, with more than 5,000 feared missing. Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho says officials are…

Disease fears as more bodies found in Indonesia disaster

AFP 10/06/2018

Rescuers picking through the grim aftermath of Indonesia’s quake-tsunami issued a fresh public health warning yesterday as more decaying corpses were unearthed from beneath the ruined city of Palu. Officials said yesterday the death toll had climbed…

Hundreds still missing in Indonesia disaster: Official

AFP 10/05/2018

More than a thousand people could still be missing after Indonesia’s devastating quake-tsunami, officials said Friday, drastically upping the total number of people unaccounted for a week after the disaster. Palu City on Sulawesi island has been…

Volcano erupts on quake-hit Indonesia island

AP 10/03/2018

Jakarta, Indonesia — A volcano erupted yesterday morning on the same central Indonesian island as an earlier earthquake and authorities warned planes about volcanic ash in the air. Mount Soputan in North Sulawesi province spewed ash 6,000…

Quake-hit Indonesia starts burying dead in mass grave

AFP 10/01/2018

Indonesian volunteers began burying bodies in a mass grave with space for more than a thousand people on Monday, victims of a quake-tsunami that devastated swathes of Sulawesi and left authorities struggling to deal with the sheer…

384 killed in Indonesia quake, tsunami

AP 09/29/2018

Palu, Indonesia — A tsunami that hit two central Indonesian cities swept away buildings and at least several hundred people, dumping victims caught in its relentless path across a devastated landscape that rescuers were struggling to reach…

Indonesia to ban dog meat consumption

Asia News Network/Inquirer.net 08/08/2018

JAKARTA — The Indonesian government has agreed to issue a regulation banning the trade in dog meat amid concerns over the spread of rabies and animal abuse following a series of campaigns against the consumption of dog…

Indonesia in rescue bid for 500 hikers stranded after quake

AFP 07/30/2018

INDONESIA mounted a rescue operation Monday to reach more than 500 hikers and guides stranded by landslides on an active volcano on Lombok, a day after a powerful earthquake struck the holiday island. Helicopters and search teams…

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