Strong earthquake hits Indonesia World

Strong earthquake hits Indonesia

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Northwestern Indonesia's Aceh on January 7, according to the US Geological Survey.
High risks of forest fires in many ASEAN countries World

High risks of forest fires in many ASEAN countries

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) of Indonesia has warned about high risks of forest and land fires in many Southeast Asian countries as a result of dry conditions in the region.
Indonesia works to overcome quake consequences World

Indonesia works to overcome quake consequences

Indonesian President Joko Widodo instructed competent agencies, including Indonesia’s disaster management agency (BNPB) and military forces to work together to overcome quake consequences after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia’s Sumatra island on August 2 evening.
Indonesia: agencies calm public about tsunami threat ASEAN

Indonesia: agencies calm public about tsunami threat

The public need not worry about a tsunami threat along Java’s southern coast if they take mitigation measures to minimise the impact of disasters, Indonesian agencies have said following rising concerns about the phenomenon.
Several Indonesian regions brace for drought World

Several Indonesian regions brace for drought

Authorities of several regions in Indonesia have been reminded to intensify the monitoring for possible forest fires and droughts, as this year's dry season is forecast to be drier compared to the previous year.