Indonesian volcano erupted massively among the villages affected!



The volcanology agency reports said An Indonesian volcano erupted Monday, sending a massive column of ash and smoke some 5,000 metres (16,400 feet)into the air, leaving local villages coated in debris and officials scrambling to hand out face masks to residents.

Mount Sinabung on Sumatra island, which has been rumbling since 2010 and saw a deadly eruption in 2016, spewed the thick plume after activity picked up recent days.

"This was the biggest eruption for Sinabung this year," said volcanology agency chief Kasbani, who like many Indonesians goes by one name.

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Indonesia reopens Bali airport as wind clears volcanic ash

Indonesia reopens Bali airport as wind clears volcanic ash

The airport on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali reopened on Wednesday as wind blew away ash spewed out by a volcano, giving airlines a window to get tourists out while authorities stepped up efforts to get thousands of villagers to move to safety.

Operations at the airport - the second-busiest in Indonesia - have been disrupted since the weekend when Mount Agung, in east Bali, began belching out huge clouds of smoke and ash, and authorities warned of an “imminent threat” of a major eruption.

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Indonesia volcano forces mass evacuation

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Indonesian authorities ordered 100,000 people to flee Monday from an erupting volcano on Bali that forced the island’s international airport to close, stranding large numbers of travelers. Mount Agung has been hurling clouds of white and dark gray ash about 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) into the atmosphere since the weekend and lava is welling up in the crater, sometimes reflected as a reddish-yellow glow in the ash plumes. Its explosions can be heard about 12 kilometers (7 1/2 miles) away.

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ISIS Claims Responsibility For Jakarta Bus Station Attacks

Jakarta bus station attack

The attack was the deadliest in Indonesia since January 2016.

ISIS clamed responsibility for Jakarta bus station attacks that left at least three policemen dead and 12 others wounded on Wednesday.

"The executor of the attack on the Indonesian police gathering in Jakarta was an Islamic State fighter," the group's news agency Amaq said.

The attack was the deadliest in Indonesia since January 2016, when eight people were killed, four of them attackers, after suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the capital.

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Krishnagiri research body strives to preserve 977-year-old hero stone

The 977-year-old rare hero stone

Krishnagiri District History Search Organisation (KDHSO) has taken efforts to preserve a 977-year-old rare hero stone that has a mention of renowned Chola King Rajendra Cholan as ‘Gangai Vendran’ and ‘Kadaram Kondan’. KDHSO president Aram A Krishnan said that as such names were used to refer Rajendra Cholan only on inscriptions in temples.

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North Korea Should Not 'Test Trump's Resolve': US Vice President Mike Pence

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US Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea Monday not to test Donald Trump's resolve, declaring that "all options are on the table" in curbing its missile and nuclear weapons programmes.

Defying international pressure, the North test-fired another missile on Sunday as fears grow that it may also be preparing for its sixth nuclear weapons test.

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ISIS-linked Indonesian shot dead after bomb attack

ISIS-linked Indonesian shot dead after bomb attack

Indonesian police shot dead a man linked to ISIS group during a firefight at a government office Monday after a small bomb was set off nearby.

No one apart from the attacker was hurt in the incident in the city of Bandung on Java island, which started with a pressure cooker bomb exploding in a park before the gun battle erupted in the office opposite.

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A 6.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred off the coast of Indonesia

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The quake hit at about 22:30 GMT on Thursday, 33 kilometers (about 20 miles) south of Tolotangaa, USGS said.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located at a depth of 72.3 kilometers (45 miles). Indonesia is located in the so-called Ring of Fire quake zone where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.

Hundreds of thousands died in 2004 when a record quake hit the Aceh region, triggering a tsunami. Earlier this month, a 6.5-magnitude earthquake occurred in the Aceh region, killing over 90 people and injuring hundreds of others.


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