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Forest / Wild Fire Indonesia Province of Central Java, [Mount Merapi] Damage level Details


Forest / Wild Fire in Indonesia on Monday, 02 November, 2015 at 03:56 (03:56 AM) UTC.

About 200 climbers are trapped were reported trapped after forest fire in Selo District sector on Mount Merapi, Central Java. Tempo gathered information that fire first appeared around 9 am Sunday, November 1, on a cliff around Pos 1, then the fire began to spread but not close the climbing lane. Head of Disaster Management Operation Control Center (Pusdalops) of the Boyolali Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) Kurniawan Fajar Prasetyo said together with a SAR team and local residents, they are trying to evacuate the climbers. “We are trying that all hikers can go down,” he said Sunday. According to Kurniawan, about 300 climbers went off, most of them departed from the Barameru Post, Selo, on Friday last week. So far around 100 people have been evacuated. Kurniawan said, health condition of the climbers that were evacuated are well. Some of them immediately return to their homes, some of them are staying to wait for their friends who are still trapped. While evacuating climbers, officers are fighting fire around Post 1. Kurniawan said if fire is not immediately extinguished, it could expand and close the climbing lane. Cause and the extent of the fire is not immediately known.


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Indonesian Forest Fires Have Been Burning Since August

Posted: 02/11/2015 16:07 AEST Updated: 2 hours ago

Millions of acres of pristine, irreplaceable and invaluable Indonesian forest has been reduced to smouldering blackened ash, as 100,000 fires rage through the island region.

The sheer size and scale of the fire crisis is difficult to properly comprehend. Some of these fires have been burning since August, torching forest eons old and blanketing Papua, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and countless islands of Indonesia in thick grey hazy smoke.

The World Resources Institute reports a staggering 127,000 fires have been reported in the region in 2015, the majority sparking and taking off in recent months.

Pictures from NASA’s Earth Observatory, show the extent of smoke from the fires — these images were taken over Borneo.

borneo\Smoke over Borneo

Earlier in October, Indonesia’s Forestry Ministry reported 4.2 million acres of forest had been burnt out, a figure which is sure to have risen since first reported.

Carbon emissions from the fires, at their peak, surpassed emissions belched out by the entire United States of America. More than half a million people have reported respiratory problems.


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Cyclone threatens to disrupt search for missing MH370

April 21, 2014

Australian Navy officer Morgan Macdonald stands in a rigid hull inflatable boat as he observes markers dropped from a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P3K Orion, after an object was sighted in the southern Indian Ocean. – Reuters pic, April 21, 2014.Australian Navy officer Morgan Macdonald stands in a rigid hull inflatable boat as he observes markers dropped from a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P3K Orion, after an object was sighted in the southern Indian Ocean. – Reuters pic, April 21, 2014.A tropical cyclone was threatening to hamper the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight today, as a submarine drone neared the end of its mission scouring the southern Indian Ocean sea bed with still no sign of wreckage.

The search for flight MH370, which vanished on March 8 with 239 people on board, has narrowed to a 10 sq km patch of sea floor about 2,000 km west of the Australian city of Perth.

Search authorities and the Australian and Malaysian governments have said a series of sonar signals, or “pings”, traced to the area may have emanated from the plane’s “black box” and present the most credible lead as to its whereabouts.

However no pings have been detected in almost two weeks and authorities now fear that, with the flight data recorder’s battery several weeks past its expected expiry date, the black box may not emit further signals.

A US Navy remote controlled submarine, the Bluefin-21, was on its ninth mission scanning the largely unmapped stretch of sea bed where the pings are believed to have come from, with still no trace found, Australian search officials said today.

“Bluefin-21 has searched approximately two-thirds of the focused underwater search area to date. No contacts of interest have been found to date,” the Joint Agency Coordination Centre said in a statement.


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MH370 search to be most costly ever at $100 mln: analysts

by Staff Writers
Sydney (AFP) April 18, 2014

Malaysia warns of ‘huge’ cost in MH370 search
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) April 17, 2014 – Malaysia warned Thursday that the cost of the search for flight MH370’s wreckage in the vast depths of the Indian Ocean will be “huge”, the latest sobering assessment by authorities involved in the challenging effort.
“When we look at salvaging (wreckage) at a depth of 4.5 kilometres (2.8 miles), no military out there has the capacity to do it,” Transport and Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein told reporters in Kuala Lumpur.”We have to look at contractors, and the cost of that will be huge.”

The search in a remote stretch of ocean far off western Australia was enlivened in the past two weeks by the detection of signals believed to be from the Malaysia Airlines plane’s flight data recorders on the seabed.

But the transmissions have gone silent before they could be pinpointed, raising the spectre of a costly and extensive search of a large swathe of ocean floor at extreme depths.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott of Australia, which is leading the multi-national search, had earlier warned in an interview published Thursday that an autonomous US Navy sonar device that began scanning the seabed for wreckage on Monday would be given one more week.

If nothing is found, authorities would reassess how next to proceed in the unprecedented mission to find the plane, Abbott said in the Wall Street Journal.

The Bluefin-21 completed its first full scanning mission early Thursday.

An initial attempt was aborted when the sub hit its maximum depth at 4.5 kilometres. A second was cut short by unspecified “technical” troubles.

Hishammuddin said he agreed with Abbott, saying “there will come a time when we need to regroup and reconsider”.

“But in any event, the search will always continue. It’s just a matter of approach,” said Hishammuddin, who did not specify what any alternative approach would be.

Australia’s search chief Angus Houston said earlier this week that authorities already were looking at possible alternative methods, including undersea devices that can go deeper than the Bluefin-21, but he also gave no specifics.

The Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines flight with 239 people aboard inexplicably veered off its Kuala Lumpur-Beijing course on March 8, and is believed to have crashed in the Indian Ocean.


The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is set to be the most expensive in aviation history, analysts say, as efforts to find the aircraft deep under the Indian Ocean show no signs of slowing.

The Boeing 777 vanished on March 8 with 239 people on board, after veering dramatically off course en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and is believed to have crashed in the sea off Australia.

Australia, which is leading the search in a remote patch of water described as “unknown to man”, has not put a figure on spending, but Malaysia has warned that costs will be “huge”.

“When we look at salvaging (wreckage) at a depth of 4.5 kilometres (2.8 miles), no military out there has the capacity to do it,” Transport and Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Thursday.

“We have to look at contractors, and the cost of that will be huge.”

Ravikumar Madavaram, an aviation expert at Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific, said Malaysia, Australia and China, which had the most nationals onboard the flight, were the biggest spenders and estimated the total cost up to now at about US$100 million (72 million euros).

“It’s difficult to say how much is the cost of this operation … but, yes, this is definitely the biggest operation ever (in aviation history).

“In terms of costs this would be the highest,” he told AFP.

– Hopes rest on submersible –

In the first month of the search — in which the South China Sea and Malacca Strait were also scoured by the US, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam — the Pentagon said the United States military had committed US$7.3 million to efforts to find the plane.

Meanwhile the Indian Ocean search, in which assets have also been deployed by Australia, Britain, China, South Korea, Japan and New Zealand, has failed to find anything conclusive.

Hopes rest on a torpedo-shaped US Navy submersible, which is searching the ocean floor at depths of more than 4,500 metres (15,000 feet) in the vicinity of where four signals believed to have come from black box recorders were detected.

David Gleave, an aviation safety researcher at Britain’s Loughborough University, said the costs “will be of the order of a hundred million dollars by the time we’re finished, if we have found it (the plane) now”.

But he said the longer it took to find any wreckage, the more costs would mount because scanning the vast ocean floor “will take a lot of money because you can only search about 50 square kilometres (19 square miles) a day”.


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Sub dives deeper in hunt for missing MH370

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Perth, Australia (AFP) April 18, 2014

The mini-sub searching for missing flight MH370 has reached record depths well beyond its normal operating limits, officials said Friday as it dived on its fifth seabed mission.

With no results to show since the Boeing 777 carrying 239 people disappeared on March 8, Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott has set a one-week deadline to locate the plane which is believed to have crashed in a remote area of the Indian Ocean west of Perth.

Searchers have extended the hunt beyond the normal 4,500 metre (15,000 feet) depth range of the US Navy’s Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) called Bluefin-21.

“The AUV reached a record depth of 4,695 meters during mission four,” the US Navy said. “This is the first time the Bluefin-21 has descended to this depth.

“Diving to such depths does carry with it some residual risk to the equipment and this is being carefully monitored,” a statement said.

Australia’s Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) announced that the mini-sub had been deployed on a new mission as operations run round the clock.

“Data analysis from the fourth mission did not provide any contacts of interest,” it added.

The unmanned Bluefin-21 which maps the seafloor by sonar, has searched 110 square kilometres (43 square miles) to date, JACC said.

The UAV, which hit a technical snag on Tuesday had also re-surfaced Monday after breaching a pre-programmed maximum depth of 4.5 kilometres (2.8 miles).

JACC said Thursday night that the US manufacturer of the UAV, Phoenix International, had advised the risk was “acceptable”.

“This expansion of the operating parameters allows the Bluefin-21 to search the sea floor within the predicted limits of the current search area,” it said.

The Malaysia Airlines jet is believed to have crashed in the ocean after mysteriously vanishing while en route between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing.

Hopes for finding the plane have focused on the Bluefin-21 after signals believed to be from the plane’s flight data recorders on the seabed fell silent in recent days.

The submersible is being deployed from an Australian vessel to scan an uncharted seafloor at extreme depths, but Abbott said the Bluefin-21 would be given about a week as questions are asked about the massive costs.


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Dismayed families of missing MH370 passengers have vowed to ‘get noisier’

Malaysia to issue death certificates in missing plane


The Malaysian government prepares to issue death certificates for passengers of missing flight MH370 but some families cling to the hope their loved ones are alive. Mana Rabiee reports.

Shock … relatives of the missing MH370 passengers at the Metro Park Hotel in Beijing on April 21, 2014. Picture: Wang Zhao Source: AFP


FAMILY members of passengers lost on missing Malaysia Airlines 370 have criticised the Malaysian government for an investigation they say has been mismanaged.

Appearing on US morning television, Sarah Bajc, the girlfriend of Flight 370 American passenger Philip Wood, told Today host Matt Lauer passengers’ loved ones all just “wanted to go back to square one”.

“We just don’t believe they’re using proper evaluative techniques to check the data,” she said. “It’s day 45 and we’re basically on the same position we were on on the first day.”

We don’t know anything for sure,” she said. “We want to go back and start over again, but with new people looking at the information.”

Ms Bajc sent an email to the media, on behalf of “the united families of MH370”, detailing their complaints and concerns.


Despair ... Sarah Bajc with her boyfriend Philip Wood, who was a passenger on missing Mal

Despair … Sarah Bajc with her boyfriend Philip Wood, who was a passenger on missing Malaysian flight MH370. Picture: Facebook Source: Supplied


Among their grievances is the suggestion by the government it issues death certificates or pay compensation before the plane is found.

“Until they have proof, they have an obligation to make regular prepayments to the families in need, and they have an obligation to exert themselves beyond dozing and snickering in resolving this case,” the email says.

The families say they are gaining strength and prepared to get noisier in their criticisms. The letter signs of “WE ARE IN UTTER OUTRAGE, DESPAIR AND SHOCK!”

The Acting Minister of Transport in Malaysia has posted a comment to Twitter that he hopes to discuss with Angus Houston the status of the remaining third of the search area being combed by the Bluefin-21 unmanned submersible.





Bluefin-21 is still scouring the ocean depths on its ninth mission trying to locate wreckage from MH370.

So far it has searched about two thirds of the underwater area, with no contacts of interest found to date.

Up to 10 military aircraft and 10 ships will be part of today’s visual search approximately 1500 kilometres north west of Perth.

Scattered showers are predicted to continue with south easterly winds and sea swells of up to three metres.



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Kuala Lumpur (AFP) April 18, 2014

Malaysia and Australia will sign a deal specifying who handles any wreckage from missing flight MH370 that may be recovered, including the crucial “black box” flight data recorders, local media reported Friday.

Malaysia is drafting the agreement “to safeguard both nations from any legal pitfalls that may surface during that (recovery) phase,” the New Straits Times reported.

The government hopes the deal can be finalised soon and endorsed in a Cabinet meeting next week. Canberra is studying the memorandum of understanding, it said.

“The MoU spells out exactly who does what and the areas of responsibility,” civil aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman was quoted as saying.

Azharuddin added that Malaysia would lead most of the investigation, with Australia and others helping. Details of the MoU will not be made public, the report said.

Azharuddin and other officials could not immediately be reached by AFP.

The Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 239 people inexplicably veered off course en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8 and is believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean far off western Australia.

But a massive international search has failed to turn up any wreckage so far.


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Gale halts search for lost plane

The Boeing 777 was just leaving Malaysia-controlled air space when the final words were heard. Photograph: Greg Wood/Pool/EPA

Malaysian authorities have released a new account of the final words spoken by one of the pilots of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

The last words heard by air traffic control in Kuala Lumpur were “goodnight Malaysian three seven zero” – not “all right, goodnight,” as previously reported, Malaysia‘s civil aviation authority said on Monday.

The correction of the official account of the last words was made as Malaysian authorities face heavy criticism for their handling of the disappearance, particularly from families of the Chinese passengers on board Flight MH370, who have accused Malaysia of mismanaging the search and holding back information.

“We would like to confirm that the last conversation in the transcript between the air traffic controller and the cockpit is at 01:19 (Malaysian Time) and is “goodnight Malaysian three seven zero,” the Department of Civil Aviation said in a statement.

Malaysia’s ambassador to China told Chinese families in Beijing as early as 12 March, four days after the flight went missing, that the last words had been “all right, goodnight.”

“Goodnight Malaysian three seven zero” would be a more formal, standard sign-off from the cockpit of the Boeing 777, which was just leaving Malaysia-controlled air space on its route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.


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Tribunal Dismisses Prosecution’s Application to Recuse Judge Eric David.


 KUALA LUMPUR, 21 August 2013 – The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal, which commenced today to hear war crimes and genocide charges against the State of Israel and Amos Yaron, a retired Israeli army general hit a snag.

To begin with, the Prosecution made an application that, to preserve the sanctity of the tribunal, Judge Eric David be recused for his alleged possible connection with the Mossad, the intelligence agency of Israel.

There have been allegations including from US officials that the Peoples Mujahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI) is supported by Mossad. The PMOI is listed as a terrorist organisation that has carried out terrorist activities against Iran. According to the prosecution, Judge Eric David had written a legal opinion that the PMOI be removed from the list of terrorist organisations.

Amicus curiae Jason Kay appointed under Article 15 of the Charter, raised the point that the allegations were not supported by clear evidence. And that perceived bias does not amount to actual bias. The Prosecution further argued that there must not even be any perceived bias on the part of any judge of the tribunal in deciding a case.

The Tribunal adjourned the hearing to deliberate further and later returned dismissing the prosecution’s application to recuse Judge Eric David, as they felt there was no threat of real bias. However, the prosecution disagreed and the hearing was adjourned once again.

When the hearing resumed, the President of the Tribunal, Tan Sri Dato Lamin bin Haji Mohd Yunus Lamin, expressed the panel’s disquiet of the breakdown of the forum stressing that once an objection had been overruled, it should be accepted and respected. He instructed the registrar to expunge all the allegations levelled against Judge Eric David from the records.

In their response, the prosecution accepted the panel’s decision but conveyed the serious concerns of the witnesses who had come all the way from Palestine to have their day in court. The witnesses, through the Chief Prosecutor Prof Gurdial S Nijar made known their three points of concerns to the panel of judges.

One, the fact, that, they have come to the Tribunal seeking justice after literally years of being unheard. They have come for justice and are prepared for any decision but in the present situation, they are not comfortable to appear before a judge that may be biased. They want the process of obtaining justice untainted in any way. Otherwise, in their view, it would be worthless. Secondly, they fear for their personal security in having come all the way to Kuala Lumpur to testify and thirdly, it is a matter of principle to them and if they lack confidence in the panel of judges, they would essentially be insecure and thus unable to tend evidence. As such, the Prosecution recommended that the hearing be adjourned Sine Die (indefinitely).

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Earth Watch Report  –  Earthquakes

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M4.8 – 167km WSW of Sibolga, Indonesia

2013-05-15 10:22:17 UTC


Earthquake location 1.059°N, 97.440°E

Event Time

  1. 2013-05-15 10:22:17 UTC
  2. 2013-05-15 17:22:17 UTC+07:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-05-15 05:22:17 UTC-05:00 system time


1.059°N 97.440°E depth=41.7km (25.9mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 167km (104mi) WSW of Sibolga, Indonesia
  2. 196km (122mi) SE of Sinabang, Indonesia
  3. 206km (128mi) W of Padangsidempuan, Indonesia
  4. 254km (158mi) SSW of Kabanjahe, Indonesia
  5. 525km (326mi) WSW of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



M4.6 – 255km S of Sidorukun, Indonesia

2013-05-15 14:24:00 UTC


Earthquake location 10.880°S, 113.842°E

Event Time

  1. 2013-05-15 14:24:00 UTC
  2. 2013-05-15 22:24:00 UTC+08:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-05-15 09:24:00 UTC-05:00 system time


10.880°S 113.842°E depth=10.0km (6.2mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 255km (158mi) S of Sidorukun, Indonesia
  2. 275km (171mi) S of Muncar, Indonesia
  3. 277km (172mi) S of Gambiran Satu, Indonesia
  4. 278km (173mi) S of Srono, Indonesia
  5. 927km (576mi) SE of Jakarta, Indonesia



M4.7 – 19km ENE of Bonjol, Indonesia

2013-05-16 01:11:28 UTC


Earthquake location 0.041°N, 100.393°E

Event Time

  1. 2013-05-16 01:11:28 UTC
  2. 2013-05-16 08:11:28 UTC+07:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-05-15 20:11:28 UTC-05:00 system time


0.041°N 100.393°E depth=157.2km (97.7mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 19km (12mi) ENE of Bonjol, Indonesia
  2. 38km (24mi) N of Bukittinggi, Indonesia
  3. 39km (24mi) NW of Payakumbuh, Indonesia
  4. 79km (49mi) NNE of Pariaman, Indonesia
  5. 371km (231mi) SSW of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



M4.4 – South of Java, Indonesia

2013-05-16 16:26:55 UTC


Earthquake location 11.601°S, 113.644°E

Event Time

  1. 2013-05-16 16:26:55 UTC
  2. 2013-05-17 00:26:55 UTC+08:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-05-16 11:26:55 UTC-05:00 system time


11.601°S 113.644°E depth=4.9km (3.1mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 337km (209mi) S of Sidorukun, Indonesia
  2. 358km (222mi) SSW of Muncar, Indonesia
  3. 358km (222mi) S of Gambiran Satu, Indonesia
  4. 359km (223mi) SSW of Kuta, Indonesia
  5. 955km (593mi) SE of Jakarta, Indonesia



M4.2 – 35km W of Padangsidempuan, Indonesia

 2013-05-17 21:27:56 UTC


Earthquake location 1.359°N, 98.946°E

Event Time

  1. 2013-05-17 21:27:56 UTC
  2. 2013-05-18 04:27:56 UTC+07:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-05-17 16:27:56 UTC-05:00 system time


1.359°N 98.946°E depth=115.8km (72.0mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 35km (22mi) W of Padangsidempuan, Indonesia
  2. 46km (29mi) SSE of Sibolga, Indonesia
  3. 117km (73mi) SW of Bandar, Indonesia
  4. 128km (80mi) SW of Rantauprapat, Indonesia
  5. 363km (226mi) WSW of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



Indonesia  – 8  Earthquakes 5.7  to 4.2 Magnitude  May 12th -14th , 2013.  Total of 25 EQ’s in the last 12 days  ….



Indonesia – 2 Earthquakes 5.0 to 4.4 Magnitude May 10th and 11th , 2013. Total of 17 EQ’s in the last 9 days .


Indonesia  –  6  Earthquakes  Ranging From  5.0 to 4.4 Magnitude  May 8th to 9th , 2013.   Total of 15 EQ’s in the last 7 days


Indonesia- 6 Earthquakes Ranging From 5.0 to 4.5 Magnitude May 3rd and 4th , 2013. Total of 9 EQ’s in the last 3 days


Indonesia- 3 Earthquakes Ranging From 5.3 to 4.3 Magnitude May 2nd , 2013


Earth Watch Report  –  Earthquakes

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5.3 Off the west coast of northern Sumatra 2013-05-02 19:40:52 2.747°N 91.570°E 15.0

M5.3 – Off the west coast of northern Sumatra 2013-05-02 19:40:52 UTC

Earthquake location 2.747°N, 91.570°E

Event Time

  1. 2013-05-02 19:40:52 UTC
  2. 2013-05-03 01:40:52 UTC+06:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-05-02 14:40:52 UTC-05:00 system time


2.747°N 91.570°E depth=15.0km (9.3mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 519km (322mi) SW of Banda Aceh, Indonesia
  2. 529km (329mi) WSW of Meulaboh, Indonesia
  3. 535km (332mi) W of Sinabang, Indonesia
  4. 542km (337mi) SW of Sabang, Indonesia
  5. 1125km (699mi) W of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

4.6 293km S of Besisora, Indonesia 2013-05-02 21:08:47 11.499°S 117.110°E 6.4

M4.6 – 293km S of Besisora, Indonesia 2013-05-02 21:08:47 UTC

Earthquake location 11.499°S, 117.110°E

Event Time

  1. 2013-05-02 21:08:47 UTC
  2. 2013-05-03 05:08:47 UTC+08:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-05-02 16:08:47 UTC-05:00 system time


11.499°S 117.110°E depth=6.4km (4.0mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 293km (182mi) S of Besisora, Indonesia
  2. 322km (200mi) SSE of Praya, Indonesia
  3. 333km (207mi) S of Sumbawa Besar, Indonesia
  4. 340km (211mi) SSE of Mataram, Indonesia
  5. 983km (611mi) WSW of Dili, East Timor

4.3 98km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia 2013-05-02 21:49:04 7.571°S 130.509°E 35.0

M4.3 – 98km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia 2013-05-02 21:49:04 UTC

Earthquake location 7.571°S, 130.509°E

Event Time

  1. 2013-05-02 21:49:04 UTC
  2. 2013-05-03 06:49:04 UTC+09:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-05-02 16:49:04 UTC-05:00 system time


7.571°S 130.509°E depth=35.0km (21.8mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 98km (61mi) WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia
  2. 325km (202mi) SW of Tual, Indonesia
  3. 500km (311mi) SSE of Ambon, Indonesia
  4. 500km (311mi) SSE of Amahai, Indonesia
  5. 542km (337mi) N of Darwin, Australia

Earth Watch Report  –  Earthquakes

5.5 138km SSW of Padangsidempuan, Indonesia 2013-04-05 17:35:30 0.263°N 98.678°E 45.5

M5.5 – 138km SSW of Padangsidempuan, Indonesia 2013-04-05 17:35:30 UTC

Earthquake location 0.263°N, 98.678°E

Event Time

  1. 2013-04-05 17:35:30 UTC
  2. 2013-04-06 00:35:30 UTC+07:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-04-05 12:35:30 UTC-05:00 system time


0.263°N 98.678°E depth=45.5km (28.3mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 138km (86mi) SSW of Padangsidempuan, Indonesia
  2. 164km (102mi) S of Sibolga, Indonesia
  3. 187km (116mi) WNW of Pariaman, Indonesia
  4. 198km (123mi) WNW of Bukittinggi, Indonesia
  5. 461km (286mi) SW of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Instrumental Intensity

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5.9 35km SW of Reuleuet, Indonesia 2013-01-21 22:22:54 4.961°N 96.083°E 16.6


M5.9 – 35km SW of Reuleuet, Indonesia 2013-01-21 22:22:54 UTC

Earthquake location 4.961°N, 96.083°E

Event Time

  1. 2013-01-21 22:22:54 UTC
  2. 2013-01-22 05:22:54 UTC+07:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-01-21 16:22:54 UTC-06:00 system time


4.961°N 96.083°E depth=16.6km (10.3mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 35km (22mi) SW of Reuleuet, Indonesia
  2. 48km (30mi) SSE of Sigli, Indonesia
  3. 73km (45mi) WSW of Bireun, Indonesia
  4. 91km (57mi) N of Meulaboh, Indonesia
  5. 653km (406mi) WNW of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia