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World 27 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM

Sumatra quake costs $164 million

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An 8.4-magnitude earthquake that rocked Indonesia's Sumatra island this month caused losses worth about 1.5 trillion rupiah ($164.1 million), but the impact on Southeast Asia's largest economy was insignificant, the government said on Thursday.

Nation 11 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Special talks on fires in Sumatra

Indonesian and Malaysian ministers will meet in Medan today to discuss how Malaysia can help the republic put out raging fires in Sumatra.

Nation 15 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Firemen and Smart team off to Sumatra

The next few weeks will be eventful for 100 firemen and 25 members of the Special Malaysia Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (Smart) - they will help to put out the raging forest fires in Sumatra.

World 23 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Indonesian girl from Sumatra has bird flu - official

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A 3-year-old Indonesian girl has tested positive for bird flu and is being treated in a hospital in Sumatra, a health ministry official said on Saturday.

Nation 29 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Quake hits seas off West Sumatra

An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale hit the seas off West Sumatra at 10.07pm.

Nation 23 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Fewer passengers on Sumatra ferries

Fewer passengers and the higher diesel price have forced ferry operators to reduce the number of trips between here and Sumatra.

Nation 08 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Fewer hotspots in Sumatra, rain also helps improve visibility

The number of hotspots in Sumatra has dropped from 249 to 64 yesterday, but there was an increase from 74 to 102 in Sabah and Sarawak.

World 02 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM

New quake sows panic on Indonesia's Sumatra island

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A 6.2 magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's Sumatra island on Tuesday, but there were no reports of casualties or damage and a tsunami warning issued after the powerful undersea tremor was withdrawn.

World 02 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia's Sumatra hit by quake, tsunami alert issued

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An undersea earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale hit Indonesia's southwestern Sumatra on Tuesday, prompting the country's meteorology agency to issue a tsunami warning.

World 02 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia's Sumatra hit by quake, tsunami alert issued

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's meteorology agency said on Tuesday that an undersea earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale had hit southwestern Sumatra.