earthquakes in Indonesia - updates

Rappler's latest stories on earthquakes in Indonesia


Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes Indonesia's northwest

Jan 07, 2020 - 5:21 PM

The magnitude 6.2 quake strikes at a depth of 20 kilometers just off the coast of Simeulue island, west of Sumatra, says the US Geological Survey

Strong magnitude 7.1 earthquake off Indonesia

Nov 15, 2019 - 7:57 AM

The US tsunami warning center says a 'destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected'

At least 2 dead, dozens injured after Indonesia quake

Mar 17, 2019 - 11:24 PM

Indonesian disaster official says two people died at the Tiu Kelep waterfall in Lombok Island after the earthquake, and one of them is a Malaysian

QUAKE. This handout picture taken and released by Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB), on March 17, 2019, shows damaged houses after quakes in Selong on the resort island of Lombok. Handout / BNBP/ AFP

Twin earthquakes send residents fleeing on Indonesia's Sumba

Oct 02, 2018 - 8:40 AM

There are no immediate reports of serious damage

Indonesian earthquake death toll reaches 555

Aug 24, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Some 390,000 people remain displaced after the quakes

AFTERMATH. Residents check on their collapsed homes in the village of Sembalun on Indonesia's Lombok island on August 20, 2018 after a series of earthquakes were recorded by seismologists throughout August 19. AFP file photo

Tourist exodus from Lombok as quake toll hits 98

Aug 06, 2018 - 9:03 PM

(UPDATED) More than 20,000 people are believed to have been made homeless on Lombok island, with 236 severely injured

AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE. This handout picture taken on August 6, 2018 and released by Indonesia Water Police shows hundreds of people attempting to leave Gili Trawangan, north of neighboring Lombok island, a day after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the area. Handout photo by Indonesia Water Police/AFP

6.6-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Sulawesi

May 29, 2017 - 11:31 PM

UPDATED The quake hit at a depth of 9 kilometers 6 miles at 10:35 pm 1435 GMT 80 kilometers southeast of the city of Palu USGS says

6.2-magnitude quake felt in Bali

Dec 30, 2016 - 7:58 AM

The quake hit around 300 kilometers east of Bali at a depth of around 72 kilometers just off the island of Sumbawa at 6:30 am

Indonesian tsunami warning buoys not working when quake hit

Mar 03, 2016 - 8:46 PM

The process of confirming that a tsunami had not occurred was hindered because none of the country s 22 early warning buoys were working

Indonesian quake injures 60, damages houses

Sep 25, 2015 - 12:28 PM

A disaster agency official warns the numbers of victims could rise

Powerful quake hits Eastern Indonesia

Sep 16, 2015 - 5:34 PM

There are no immediate reports of casualties or damage and no tsunami alert was issued

QUAKE. Mochammad Riyadi (back R), director for the Earthquake and Tsunami Center in Jakarta announced the earthquake. File photo from AFP

10 years on: The boat that rescued 59 during the tsunami

Dec 23, 2014 - 2:17 PM

Miraculously appearing to save dozens of people from raging waters the boat is sometimes referred to as Noah s ark

STRANDED. The boat that was miraculously stranded next to a house in Banda Aceh full of people in need of rescue, seen here on January 27, 2005, a month after the tsunami. Photo by Nurdin Hasan / Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Rebuilding a city swept away by a tsunami

Dec 18, 2014 - 8:12 PM

Ten years on we look back at the beginnings of the massive rehabilitation and reconstruction process undertaken after the tsunami devastated Aceh

How the 2004 tsunami brought peace to Aceh

Dec 14, 2014 - 5:07 PM

It s terrible to say that the tsunami was a blessing in disguise but probably it was

Muslims performing morning prayers outside a mosque in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Photo by EPA

6.0-magnitude quake strikes off eastern Indonesia – USGS

May 02, 2014 - 7:17 PM

The earthquake is mildly felt in the cities of Ambon Namlea and Namrole but poses no risk of a tsunami

Locator map of Indonesian earthquake, May 2, 2014

Scramble to reach Indonesia quake survivors as toll hits 22

Jul 03, 2013 - 10:52 AM

UPDATE The casualties were spread over the two worst hit districts of Central Aceh and Bener Meriah the agency said

QUAKE DAMAGE. Villagers inspect a collapsed building in Blang Pancung Village, Central Aceh district, Indonesia, 03 July 2013. Photo by EPA/Hotli Simanjuntak

8.6-magnitude quake in Indonesia, near Aceh

Apr 11, 2012 - 5:41 PM

UPDATED Indonesian president says so far no tsunami threat