Moderate earthquake again rocks Bengkulu’s Mukomuko district

Jakarta (ANTARA) – A 5.3-magnitude earthquake jolted southwest of Mukomuko District in Bengkulu Province on early Sunday but there were no immediate reports on casualties or damages. The epicenter of the quake that occurred at 00.55 a.m. local time was located around 125 km away from southwest of Mukomuko District at a depth of 27 kilometers, the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) revealed. This early Sunday’s earthquake did not trigger a tsunami. It was the second occurrence following the 5.4-magnitude earthquake that rocked the area on Saturday morning. The…

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Jakarta’s COVID-19 recoveries reach 78,062

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The capital Jakarta saw 1,106 more people recovering from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Saturday, taking the total recoveries to 78,052 since the pandemic began to affect the capital city early March 2020. The number of people recovering from the virus represented 83.6 percent of the total positive cases at 93,356, according to data from the Jakarta Provincial Government. The data show 13,262 of the 93,356 people testing positive for COVID-19 are receiving treatment and conducting self-isolation. Meanwhile, 2,032 people died of the infection, accounting for…

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Indonesia records 2,276 natural disasters since early January

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesia recorded a total of 2,276 natural disasters in the year ending October 17, 2020, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB). Most of the natural disasters were hydrometeorological disasters caused by meteorological/natural phenomena, the agency said in an official statement posted on Twitter on Saturday. The natural disasters comprised 827 floods, 637 whirlwinds and 416 landslides. The disasters affected 4.5 million people, with 307 people losing their lives, 25 people going missing and 469 people sustaining injuries. In addition, the disasters also caused light, moderate…

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Pertamina’s avtur sales plunges 96 percent in June

Karangasem, Bali (ANTARA) – State oil and gas firm Pertamina saw its aviation turbine (avtur) fuel sales in June 2020 in Bali plunging up to 96 percent to 2 thousand kiloliters from 74 thousand kiloliters in the same month last year. Avtur fuel consumption has not recovered, with the number of flights until September reaching 30 to 50 per day compared to 250 per day earlier, PT Pertamina Human Capital Director Koeshartanto said while inspecting energy distribution facility here on Saturday. Koeshartanto inspected the facility along PT Pertamina Business Development…

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SAR searches for three missing passengers of motorboat in Papua

Timika, Papua (ANTARA) – Rescue workers have searched for three missing passengers since Sunday morning after a motorboat capsized in Muara Amar waters in the easternmost Indonesian province of Papua on Saturday evening (Oct 17). Chief of the Timika Search and Rescue (SAR) Office Monce Brury said the office received a report of a 40 HP long boat capsizing in the waters from the relative of one of the the missing passengers only on Sunday at 09.20 a.m. local time. The ill-fated motorboat that capsized in the waters carried four…

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Ministry targets to complete four dams construction in December

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Public Works and Public Housing Ministry has targeted to complete the construction of four dams by end of December 2020 to support national food and water resilience. Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono said in a statement here on Sunday, Indonesia’s water potential has reached 2.7 trillion cubic meters per year. However, of the total volume only 691 billion cubic meters have been used, some 222 billion cubic meters of it were used for households, animal husbandry, fish farm, and irrigation. The country…

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