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JAKARTA: Efforts by the authorities on Sumatra island to prevent and suppress land and forest fires early, have kept the number of hot spots in Indonesia low so far.
PETALING JAYA: Rain over central Sumatra the past few days helped to douse the raging fires there, bringing blue skies to most parts of the country.
Bandung: The Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center (PVMBG) said on Tuesday that weathering of volcanic rocks on a massive scape in northern Sumatra had caused frequent jolts in the past months.
JAKARTA: Indonesia issued a tsunami warning Wednesday after a massive and shallow earthquake struck off the west coast of Sumatra, an area hit badly by the 2004 Indian Ocean quake and tsunami.
A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit off the Indonesian island Sumatra on Sunday but there was no tsunami risk, seismologists said as panicked residents fled their homes.
PETALING JAYA: Indonesian authorities have arrested eight farmers for setting illegal fires on Sumatra island to clear land after numerous blazes created a thick haze choking parts of Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia, reports The Jakarta Post.
KUCHING: Sarawak Cable Bhd (SCB) is expected to commission its mini hydropower plant in North Sumatra, Indonesia in the third quarter of next year, according to its group managing director and chief executive Toh Chee Ching.