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AseanPlus News 13 Oct 2015 | 2:30 PM

Minister: Task force needs about 10 days to douse Sumatra fires

INDONESIA: The multinational task force helping Indonesia to put out fires in South Sumatra has met with some success, but it will take about 10 days before the flames can be largely extinguished, said a minister.

World 07 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

Magnitude 7.7 quake shakes Indonesia's Sumatra

SINABANG, Indonesia (Reuters) - A major earthquake of 7.7 magnitude struck off the coast of Aceh on the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

Nation 26 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

Sumatra quake: 113 dead, many missing as tsunami pounds islands (Updated)

JAKARTA: Health Ministry officials here said Tuesday that at least 113 people were killed by a tsunami that pounded villages on remote islands off western Sumatra, after a powerful earthquake struck the area.

World 16 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

Strong quake off Indonesia's Sumatra, no tsunami alert

PADANG, Indonesia (Reuters) - A strong earthquake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra Island on Sunday, but no tsunami warning was issued, the country's meteorological agency said.

World 16 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

Strong quake off Indonesia's Sumatra, no tsunami alert

PADANG, Indonesia (Reuters) - A strong earthquake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra Island on Sunday, but no tsunami warning was issued, the country's meteorological agency said.

World 16 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

Strong quake off Indonesia's Sumatra, no tsunami alert

PADANG, Indonesia (Reuters) - A strong earthquake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra Island on Sunday, but no tsunami warning was issued, the country's meteorological agency said.

Nation 06 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

Still hazy despite fewer hotspots in Sumatra

Satellite images show a massive reduction in hotspots in Sumatra, with only nine showing up on the map yesterday but this does not necessarily mean a respite from the haze.

World 18 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Four killed after quakes hit Indonesia's Sumatra

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Three moderate earthquakes struck Indonesia's Sumatra island on Monday, killing four people in one area and causing a string of aftershocks, officials at the country's meteorology agency said.

Nation 30 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM

Big rise in Sumatra hotspots

The number of hotspots in Sumatra has increased dramatically overnight from less than a hundred to 332 on Friday.

World 26 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia's Sumatra hit by strong quake

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A strong earthquake hit off the coast of Indonesia's Sumatra island, seismologists said on Wednesday.