RedskyNews Category: Asia

Thick Ash Cloud Hits Indonesia

The new eruption of the Merapi vulcano lasted more than 20 minutes this morning. The ashcloud reached Yogyakarta, 25 km away. People in the city started to experience respiratory problems. The Volcanology Technology Development and Study (BPPTK) Agency in Yogyakarta

Anak Krakatau Ready to Blow

Mount Anak Krakatau, located in the waters of the Sunda Strait continues to demonstrate its activity with two or alert level status. While Dempo still active volcano normal. In addition to experiencing seismicity, Mount Anak Krakatau also continue to release

Latest Merapi Eruption Biggest Yet

Yogyakarta. Geologists have confirmed that Mount Merapi’s eruption early on Saturday morning was its biggest this week, spreading ashfall all the way to Yogyakarta, some 30 kilometers away. Sri Sumarti, the Merapi section head at the Volcano Investigation and Technology

Tsunami Warning Buoys Vandalised

Indonesian officials have revealed significant holes in the tsunami warning system as the death toll from Monday’s tsunami climbed to more than 400. Hopes are fading for more than 300 others still listed as missing after the huge wave, triggered

US Pledges 2 Million for Indonesia

Ambassador Scot Marciel has announced that the U.S. Government Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) will provide USD 2 million in humanitarian assistance in response to the eruption of Mount Merapi and tsunami in the Mentawai Islands. The Ambassador made

Nations Agree Deal to Save Nature

Delegates from nearly 200 nations agreed on Friday to a sweeping plan to stem the loss of species by setting new 2020 targets to ensure greater protection of nature and enshrine the benefits it gives mankind. Environment ministers from around

117 Small Eruptions at Krakatau

Jakarta. The Anak Krakatau volcano located along the Sunda Strait produced 117 small eruptions on Thursday. The sound of the eruptions was audible to the Serang district in Banten, which is 40 kilometers away. “Anak Krakatau’s activities has been escalating

Mount Merapi Erupts Yet Again

Yogyakarta. Mount Merapi erupted yet again at about 8 a.m. local time on Friday. There were no reports of injuries. Indonesia’s most active volcano was spewing clouds of ash and lava on Friday after a series of eruptions this week

Two Volcanoes Erupt in Russia

TWO volcanoes have erupted on Russia’s far-eastern Kamchatka Peninsula, tossing massive ash clouds kilometres into the air, forcing flights to divert and blanketing one town with thick, heavy ash. The Klyuchevskaya Sopka, Eurasia’s highest active volcano, exploded today along with

Indonesia: Aid Begins to Arrive

Jakarta. Tsunami survivors in Indonesia’s remote west received tents and other supplies today, and aid workers fed and provided necessities to evacuees from a volcanic eruption as the number of dead from the two disasters rose. The death toll as

1000’s See Gatekeeper Laid to Rest

Sleman, Yogyakarta. Dignitaries and common folk alike paid their last respects on Thursday to Mbah Maridjan, the revered spiritual gatekeeper of Mount Merapi, as he and 31 other people killed when the volcano began erupting on Tuesday were buried. Maridjan,

Tsunami Baby Found Alive in Trees

MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia – An official says an 18-month-old baby has been found alive in a clump of trees days after the devastating tsunami that killed at least 343 people. Relief coordinator Hermansyah says the little boy is recovering in

Tsunami Deaths Could Exceed 500

Padang, West Sumatra. The death toll from a tsunami that pummeled the remote Mentawai Islands was expected to pass 500, an official said Thursday, as hopes faded for hundreds of people still missing after a huge wave triggered by a

Megi Destroys 500,000 Tonnes of Rice

MANILA – THIS month’s Typhoon Megi destroyed nearly half a million tonnes of rice in the Philippines, the world’s largest importer of the grain said on Thursday. The data is equivalent to 2.69 per cent of the country’s 2010 output

Mount Merapi Erupts Again

SLEMAN (Indonesia) – INDONESIA’S Mount Merapi volcano erupted again on Thursday, blasting vast ash clouds into the sky and unleashing jets of searing gas, two days after an initial eruption killed at least 34 people. There were no immediate reports

Merapi Buries Indonesia in Ash

Video Report: Raw footage of the aftermath of the Mount Merapi eruption in Indonesia. (No comentary).