Indonesia’s Kalimantan hit by first earthquake in 2021: BMKG

  Jakarta (ANTARA) – Over the past 29 days in January 2021, Indonesia experienced 77 earthquakes, including the one that hit Berau District, East Kalimantan, on early Friday (Jan 29), according to the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG). The agency recorded that the Berau earthquake of magnitude 4.1 was the first quake to hit Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo Island, this year. The epicenter of this 77th earthquake that struck at around 00:42 a.m. local time on Friday was located some 62 kilometers (km) away from the east…

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Indonesian tuna products achieve MSC global standard certification

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) announced that fisheries products of Indonesia’s yellowfin tuna and skipjack tuna had been certified as meeting the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC’s) global standard for sustainable fisheries. “Some 11 thousand tons of yellowfin and skipjack tuna have been certified through the collaboration between the Indonesian government and MSC for the US and European markets,” Acting Director General of Capture Fisheries M. Zaini noted in a statement in Jakarta, Friday. Zaini attributed this achievement of Indonesia to the efforts of the…

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158 Indonesian migrant workers repatriated from Pacific countries

  Jakarta (ANTARA) – A total of 158 Indonesian migrant workers, including ship crew members, were repatriated from some Pacific countries of Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Fiji. The migrant workers arrived at the Soekarno Hatta International Airport, Tangerang, Banten, on late Thursday (Jan 28), the Foreign Affairs Ministry noted in a statement here on Friday. The batch that landed also comprised 35 ship crew members, who were stranded in Majuro, Marshall Islands, for five months after their work contract with a Chinese fishing ship expired. The…

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Police officers in East Java’s Jember donate convalescent plasma

  Jember, East Java (ANTARA) – Tens of police officers in East Java’s Jember City having recovered from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) donated their convalescent plasma to help patients infected with the virus. “We organize this social and humanitarian care activity to help overcome the shortage of convalescent plasma to help cure COVID-19 patients,” Chief of the Jember City Police Adjunct Senior Commissioner Arif Rachman Arifin stated here on Friday. A total of 78 police officers, who had made a recovery from COVID-19, registered with and underwent stringent blood testing…

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