Indonesia volcano - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Indonesia volcano


The week in photos: September 23-29, 2017

Sep 30, 2017 - 2:01 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

CRISIS CASUALTIES. Dead bodies of Rohingya Muslim refugees lay on the shore of Inani beach, near Cox's Bazar on September 28, 2017. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

Bali volcano on highest alert level, thousands flee

Sep 22, 2017 - 11:10 PM

Mount Agung, about 75 kilometers (47 miles) from the tourist hub of Kuta, has been rumbling since August and officials recommend people stay at least 9 kilometers away from the crater

EVACUATION. A boy sits behind his parents and villagers after being evacuated during the raised alert levels for the volcano on Mount Agung in Klungkung regency on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on September 22, 2017. Photo by Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

The week in photos: May 27-June 2, 2017

Jun 03, 2017 - 12:43 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Copenhagen's world famous statue of The Little Mermaid is pictured after it has been exposed to vandalism and was painted red on May 30, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Scanpix Denmark / Ida Marie Odgaard / Denmark OUT

Rumbling Indonesian volcano in fresh eruption

Feb 10, 2017 - 10:08 PM

The volcano spews smoke and ash into the air on Friday February 10 while villagers near the volcano but outside the danger zone go about their business

SINABUNG. Elementary school children play outside of their classrooms as Sinabung volcano spews thick volcanic ash as seen from Karo, North Sumatra province, on February 10, 2017. Photo by AFP

More than 1,200 flee as Indonesia volcano spews ash, gas

Jan 19, 2016 - 8:23 PM

All residents within 3 kilometers 1 9 miles of the volcano are ordered to evacuate and roads are also closed

DISPLACED RESIDENTS. In this photograph taken on January 17, 2016, displaced residents due to Mount Egon's volcanic activity gather at an evacuation centre in Sikka located in Indonesia's eastern Flores island. Photo by AFP.

Volcano shuts major Indonesian airport during holiday rush

Jul 16, 2015 - 3:59 PM

Authorities ordered the closure of Juanda Airport near Surabaya due to increased activity from Mount Raung

A volcanic eruption on Java island has forced the closure of major airport, Juanda airport, in Surabaya, East Java. Photo by Fully Handoko/EPA

Bali clears backlog after volcano hits nearly 900 flights

Jul 13, 2015 - 1:11 PM

The main concern for airlines regarding volcanic ash is not that it can affect visibility but rather that it could damage jet engines

POSTPONED. Passengers wait for their postponed flights at Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, Indonesia, on July 10, 2015. Photo by Made Nagi/EPA

UPDATE: Bali airport reopens after new volcano ash shutdown

Jul 12, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The disruption comes at a bad time with millions of Indonesian tourists setting off on holiday ahead of the Muslim celebration of Eid next week

Passengers wait for their postponed flights at Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, Indonesia, 10 July 2015. Photo by Made Nagi/EPA

3,000 evacuated as Indonesia upgrades alert over volcano

Jun 04, 2015 - 4:21 PM

Nearly 10 000 people have now had to evacuate their homes since Mount Sinabung burst back into life in 2013 after a period of inactivity

The wRap Indonesia: Jan. 6, 2015

Jan 06, 2015 - 1:49 PM

The latest news on AirAsia QZ8501 a massive drug bust involving 800kg of crystal meth reports that Indonesian actors will appear in the new Star Wars film and more

MASSIVE HAUL. Police confiscated 800 kilograms of methampetamine from an international drug syndicate arrested in West Jakarta on Jan. 5, 2015. Photo by Rappler

The wRap Indonesia: Oct. 9, 2014

Oct 09, 2014 - 10:24 AM

Prabowo camp threatens to investigate Jokowi for graft 40 000 year old cave painting in Sulawesi debunks European claims FPI leader turns himself in and more

FRESH ERUPTION. Residents watch as dark giant ash clouds rise from the crater of Mount Sinabung volcano during an eruption on October 8, 2014, as seen from Karo district in North Sumatra. Photo by AFP

IN PHOTOS: Mount Sinabung, a year after

Sep 17, 2014 - 4:23 PM

A series of eruptions that began in September 2013 killed dozens and forced tens of thousands to flee A year later around 7 000 are still refugees

Indonesia wRap: 15 September 2014

Sep 15, 2014 - 11:49 AM

Komentar Presiden Yudhoyono terkait RUU Pemilihan Kepala Daerah Pilkada penangkapan empat warga negara asing terkait tindak pidana terorisme dan kecelakaan kapal tenggelam di Maluku Utara dan banyak lagi

DITANGKAP. Detasemen Khusus Antiteror 88 mengawal empat warga negara Turki yang ditangkap di Sulawesi Tengah. Keempatnya tiba di Jakarta pada 14 September. Foto oleh Bima Sakti/AFP

The wRap Indonesia: Sept. 15, 2014

Sep 15, 2014 - 9:57 AM

Yudhoyono s comments on the Regional Election Bill the arrest of 4 foreign nationals with suspected terrorism links another tragic boat sinking in North Maluku and more

ARRESTED. Elite Indonesian anti-terror police from Densus 88 escort four Turks arrested on arrival at the Jakarta airport on September 14, 2014. Photo by Bima Sakti/AFP

Schoolchildren among 14 killed in Indonesia volcano eruption

Feb 01, 2014 - 9:09 PM

2nd UPDATE Over 10 people were found dead in Sukameriah village near Mount Sinabung on the western island of Sumatra

19,000 Indonesians flee erupting volcano

Dec 31, 2013 - 2:50 PM

The eruption of Mount Sinabung forces 19 000 Indonesians to flee their homes in Sumatra