5.5 magnitude aftershock jolts Malang on early Sunday

An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 hit Malang District, East Java Province, on Sunday at 6:54 a.m. local time, following a powerful earthquake that rocked the region on Saturday. The aftershock did not have potential to trigger a tsunami, according to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG). The quake’s epicenter was located at the coordinates of 8.84 degree southern latitude and 112.41 degree eastern longitude, some 80 km southwest of Malang, and at a depth of 98 kilometers. Malang and Blitar were hit by a 6.1-magnitude earthquake on Saturday (10/4)…

Read More

Residents taking refuge at Beoga’s mily post to be evacuated: police

Several residents taking refuge at a military post in Beoga Sub-district, Puncak District, Papua Province, for security reasons would be evacuated to Sugapa in Intan Jaya District, a police officer said. Evacuating them to Sugapa considers the sub-district’s closer distance to Beoga, Papua Police Chief Insp.Gen Mathius Fakhiri said in a statement that ANTARA   quoted here Sunday. The locals fled their homes to take refuge to the military post after several armed Papuan criminals gunned down two teachers in Beoga Sub-district on Thursday and Friday. Besides killing Oktovianus Rayo and…

Read More

BMKG forecasts heavy rains in several parts of Java, Kalimantan

The Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) forecasts heavy rains with lightning and strong winds in several regions in Indonesia, including parts of Sumatra, Java and Kalimantan. Seroja tropical cyclone was observed in the Indian Ocean in the southern part of Central Java at a speed of 75 kilometers (km) per hour, moving to the southwest and forming a meeting area and slowing wind speed or convergence from the north coast of West Java to the southern coast of Central Java, according to information issued by the agency on Sunday,…

Read More

Ministry issues plan of action for conservation of whale shark

The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) has issued a ministerial decree number 16 of 2021 concerning the National Plan of Action for the Conservation of Whale Sharks (Rhincodon typus) 2021-2025. “The National Plan of Action contians strategies, activities, indicators, outputs, location, time, persons in charge and related work units in the conservation of whale sharks in Indonesia,” Tb. Haeru Rahayu, the ministry’s Director General of Marine Space Management said in a press release here on Sunday. Of the 117 species of sharks existing in Indonesia, whale sharks are…

Read More

Papua police urged to crack down on killers of two teachers

A legislator has appealed to the Papua police to crack down on armed Papuan criminals who had shot dead two teachers in Beoga Sub-district, Puncak District, Papua Province. “The police must soon arrest the perpetrators,” Member of the House of Representatives’ (DPR’s) Commission III overseeing legal affairs, Andi Rio Idris Padjalangi, said. He extended his deepest condolences over the deaths of the two teachers, and urged the police to be able to stop the recurrence of such fatal shootings in the future. “Do not let our innocent civilians in Papua…

Read More

Papua police urged to evacuate teachers in Beoga for security reasons

Papua Province’s education authority has appealed to the police to evacuate teachers who still stay in Julukoma Village, Beoga Sub-district, Puncak District, to safer places for security reasons following the killings of two teachers this week. “We rely on the police to guarantee the security of teachers who still stay in Beoga,” Head of the Papua Provincial Government’s Education, Library, and Archive Office Christian Sohilait said in a statement that ANTARA quoted here Sunday. To this end, Sohilait said he had coordinated with related authorities within the Papua provincial government,…

Read More