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Indonesia 09 Jul 2016 | 12:41 PM

Fewer hot spots in Indonesia as authorities clamp down on Sumatra forest fires

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.

Nation 27 Jun 2013 | 10:38 AM

Haze: Rain helps to douse raging Sumatra fires, hotspots reduced to 54

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.

AseanPlus News 15 Feb 2017 | 4:46 AM

Weathering of rocks causes jolts in northern Sumatra

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.

Nation 03 Mar 2016 | 2:45 AM

5.7 quake strikes southwest Sumatra

KUALA LUMPUR: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale struck Southwest of Sumatra this morning, according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department.

Nation 02 Mar 2016 | 1:33 PM

Massive quake off west Sumatra, tsunami warning issued

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.

Indonesia 14 Oct 2015 | 12:00 AM

Task force needs 10 days to douse Sumatra fires

JAKARTA: 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.

AseanPlus News 13 Aug 2017 | 3:45 AM

Quake of magnitude 6.4 strikes Sumatra

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.

Nation 26 Jun 2013 | 7:30 AM

Haze: Eight farmers arrested for setting Sumatra fires

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.

Community 17 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

Mini hydropower facility in N. Sumatra to bring in consistent revenue for SCB

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.

Nation 01 Dec 2014 | 12:10 PM

Moderate quake off northern Sumatra

KUALA LUMPUR: A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale, hit an area off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia, at 2.03am Monday, the Malaysian Meteorological Department reported.