4.9-magnitude quake hits Bone Bolango

  Jakarta An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 struck Bone Bolango district, Gorontalo province, on Saturday night, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported. The quake which struck at 21.29 Western Indonesia Time (WIB) was centered 77 kilometers southeast of .Bone Bolango at a depth of 138 kilometers, the BMKG noted on its official website.. The tremor was felt at Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) scale II by people living as far away as Gorontalo city. A quake of MMI II was felt by some people and resulted in the hung…

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16 fire trucks deployed to put out fire in C Jakarta

Jakarta Sixteen fire trucks were deployed to extinguish a fire raging a house on Citarum Atas Street in Cideng, Central Jakarta, early Sunday By 3.15 Western Indonesia Time (WIB) fire fighters were still trying to put out the blaze, spokesman for the Central Jakarta Fire Department Fadli said. Earlier, the Jakarta Provincial Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) reported a house on Citarum Atas Street in Cideng, Central Jakarta, caught fire at 2.15 WIB. A joint team of personnel from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), the Jakarta Provincial Disaster Mitigation Agency…

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Mount Merapi emits incandescent lava 3 times as far as 900 meters

Yogyakarta Mount Merapi, standing on the border between Yogyakarta and Central Java, erupted three times on Sunday, with incandescent lava flowing up to 900 meters in southwesterly direction based on observation from 00.00 a.m. to 6 a.m. local time. Over the period of time, the Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Center (BPPTKG   recorded  26 earthquakes with an amplitude of 3-25 mm and a duration of 12-87 seconds,  four  earthquakes with an amplitude of 2-3 mm and a duration of 9-11 seconds and  two  earthquakes with an amplitude of 3 mm and …

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Wisma Atlet Hospital treats 3.110 COVID-19 inpatients as of March 14

Jakarta The Wisma Atlet Emergency Hospital, Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, treated 3,110 inpatients who were confirmed positive for COVID-19 as of Sunday at 8 a.m. local time. “The figure  declined by 110 people,” said Head of Information for the Joint Regional Defense Command (Kogabwilhan) I Colonel Marine Aris Mudian here on Sunday, March 14, 2021. He explained that the total number of patients under treatment on Saturday was 3,220. The patients who had recovered from the infection were allowed to return  home. He said that the COVID-19 patients who developed mild…

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WHO pays no attention to new coronavirus N439K: Health Ministry

  Jakarta Vaccination spokesperson for the Health Ministry Dr Siti Nadia Tarmizi said the mutation of the new coronavirus N439K, which was first detected in Indonesia in November 2020, has yet to receive special attention from the World Health Organization (WHO). “This is actually a single mutation. There is only one mutation in this type of variant. This type of variant is not the one that draws special attention from WHO,” she said here on Sunday. She said that the N439K mutation was found earlier than the B117 variant. However,…

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W Kalimantan governor warns residents against travelling to Malaysia

  Pontianak, W Kalimantan West Kalimantan Governor Sutarmidji has warned local people against travelling to Malaysia on account of high COVID-19 transmission rate. “Don’t travel to Malaysia for any purpose and in any way. The result of a laboratory test shows that 69 out of 77 Indonesian migrant workers deported (from Malaysia) on March 11 have tested positive for the COVID-19,” he said here on Sunday. He said the 69 migrant workers have been confirmed positive for the COVID-19 with a high virus content (CT/threshold) and even some of it…

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