Jul 28, 2015

M7 temblor jolts Indonesia's Papua; no tsunami alert: USGS

A powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked the eastern Indonesian province of Papua on Tuesday, U.S. seismologists said, causing panicked people to run out of their homes. No tsunami warning was issued after the quake, which struck inland, and Indonesia’s national disaster agency said there ...

Volcano shuts down major Indonesian airport during holiday rush

Jul 16, 2015

Volcano shuts down major Indonesian airport during holiday rush

Ash spewing from an erupting volcano closed the airport serving Indonesia’s second-biggest city Thursday, as millions of people were traveling across the archipelago ahead of the Muslim holiday Eid. The shutdown of the international airport serving Surabaya, on the main island of Java, came ...

Two airports reopen but travel chaos over Indonesian eruption continues

Jul 11, 2015

Two airports reopen but travel chaos over Indonesian eruption continues

Two Indonesian airports reopened Saturday after closing due to ash spewing from a Java volcano that has sparked chaos for vacationers, thousands of whom have been stranded after airlines canceled flights to Bali. Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport reopened Saturday morning, while two airports on ...

Dozens perish in Indonesian military plane crash

Jun 30, 2015

Dozens perish in Indonesian military plane crash

At least 55 people were killed when a military transport plane crashed into a residential area shortly after take-off in northern Indonesia on Tuesday, but the toll looked set to rise after it emerged that more than 100 people had been on board. “It ...