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Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes south of Indonesia's Bali

Mar 19, 2020 - 1:18 PM

The temblor strikes at 1:45 am with an epicenter 255 kilometers south of the town of Nusa Dua, reports the US Geological Service

DISINFECT. A health worker sprays disinfectant as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in a tourist area in Sanur on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on March 16, 2020. Photo by Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

Erupting Indonesian volcano spews massive ash cloud

Mar 03, 2020 - 5:32 PM

Ash mixed with sand rains down on towns as far as 10 kilometers from the belching crater near Indonesia's cultural capital Yogyakarta.

Ash and smoke rise into the air from Mount Merapi volcano, seen from Sleman on the outskirts of Yogyakarta, on March 3, 2020. Indonesia's most active volcano Mount Merapi erupted on March 3, shooting a massive ash cloud some 6,000 metres (20,000 feet) in the air which coated nearby communities with grey dust and forced an airport closure. RANTO KRESEK / AFP

Dazzling and deadly: 5 facts about volcanoes

Jan 14, 2020 - 2:17 PM

Here are facts about the mix of beauty and terror that volcanoes produce

Panoramic view of the afternoon sky following the Taal Volcano eruption as observed from Tanauan City, Batangas on Saturday afternoon, January 12. Photo by Shayne Macaisa

PARTLY FALSE: Pacific Ring of Fire 'now active'

Jan 13, 2020 - 7:00 PM

There can be several volcanic eruptions on any given day

Indonesian tsunami volcano lost two-thirds of its height

Dec 29, 2018 - 3:45 PM

The Indonesian volcanology agency estimates the volcano lost between 150 and 180 million cubic metres of material as massive amounts of rock and ash have been slowly sliding into the sea following a series of eruptions

ERUPTION. This picture taken on December 26, 2018 shows the Anak (Child) Krakatoa volcano erupting, as seen from a ship on the Sunda Straits. AFP/STR photo

Indonesia hikes danger level for deadly tsunami volcano

Dec 27, 2018 - 12:32 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Authorities raise the crater's status to high alert, the second-highest danger warning, while aviation officials order flights to be redirected away from the area

ERUPTION. This picture taken on December 26, 2018 shows the Anak (Child) Krakatoa volcano erupting, as seen from a ship on the Sunda Straits. AFP/STR photo

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Dec 24, 2018 - 1:26 PM

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Strong 6.7 earthquake hits Indonesia, no tsunami warning

Oct 24, 2017 - 7:59 PM

The US Geological Survey says the quake hit East Nusa Tenggara province about 318 kilometers northwest of the provincial capital Kupang at a depth of 549 kilometers

TEMBLOR. Strong earthquake rocks Indonesian island

Strong 6.1 earthquake off coast of Fiji

Jan 14, 2017 - 3:52 PM

The quake was centered 152 kilometers southwest of Nadi and 238 kilometers from the capital Suva at a depth of 10 kilometers

Powerful quakes strike off Fiji, Tonga, but no tsunami risk

Sep 25, 2016 - 7:43 AM

The USGS says there is a low likelihood of casualties and damage

Two 6.8-magnitude quakes strike off Solomon Islands

May 23, 2015 - 9:32 AM

UPDATED It is the third day in a row that the Solomons have been rocked by a quake of 6 0 magnitude or higher

Quake vulnerability a shaky issue for APEC

Feb 08, 2015 - 10:54 AM

Will the Philippines be able to recover its capital back if a major earthquake wrecks it? The chair of APEC s Senior Officials’ Meeting asks

URBAN SPRAWL. High-rise buildings and shanties in Pasay City, December 27, 2014. Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Solomons quake shows might of 'Ring of Fire'

Feb 06, 2013 - 2:18 PM

Most of history s deadliest quakes tremors and volcanic explosions have occurred along this weak line in the Earth s crust

Series of quakes hit off Solomon Islands

Feb 03, 2013 - 9:33 AM

A series of strong earthquakes struck off the Solomon Islands in rapid succession on Sunday but no tsunami warnings were issued

No tsunami alert after strong 6.8 quake in Vanuatu Islands

Dec 22, 2012 - 9:05 AM

The quake which struck at a depth of more than 200km did not generate a tsunami

Last year’s calamities eat into 2010 funds

Jul 24, 2010 - 12:00 AM

DBM said the damage caused by Typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng has depleted the national calamity fund for 2010