Category - Indonesia


Indonesia: volcano

Mount Barujari in West Nusa Teggara province of central Indonesia erupted on Tuesday, with ashes potentially enveloping a nearby city and disturbing international flight, a disaster agency spokesman told Xinhua.   The ash tends to spread to southwest of the crater and fall down on the provincial capital of Mataram city and hamper flight at […]


Indonesia: security update: always carry ID with you

Indonesia – Security update:  Ensure that your personal belongings, passports and other travel documents are secure at all times. Carry adequate identification, such as a passport and your stay permit, at all times. You may be detained and/or fined if you do not carry the original. Carry a copy of that identification, in case of […]


Indonesia: earthquake off Sumatra – no tsunami

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake off the coast off the Indonesian island of Sumatra early Thursday sent tremors as far as the neighboring country of Singapore.   The U.S. Geological Survey, which reported the earthquake at 6:56 p.m. ET, calculated that the quake occurred 56.5 miles west of Sungaipenuh on Sumatra, and 329.9 miles southwest of […]


New Guinea: Papua-Plane crash killing 12 people

A PLANE crash which has left twelve people dead in Papua New Guinea is being investigated by DFAT to see if any Australians may have been on board. The crash happened about 3pm this afternoon near an airport in Kiunga. There are reports the pilot may have been Australian. A DFAT spokesman said they were […]


Jakarta: message to US citizens: avoid taxis

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Jakarta (Indonesia), Avoid Demonstrations and Taking Taxis in Jakarta Transportation Security; Travel Health and Safety East Asia & Pacific > Indonesia > Jakarta 3/22/2016 This emergency message is being issued to advise all U.S. citizens in Jakarta to avoid taking any taxi service or public transportation, and avoid the demonstration […]


Indonesia: Sumatra, 7.9 Earthquake

A massive and shallow earthquake struck on Wednesday off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, a region devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean quake and tsunami, and there were early reports of deaths. A tsunami alert was called off, TV said. Neighboring Australia issued a tsunami watch for parts of its western […]