Category: Sumatra

Java Indonesia volcano

Volcano Launches Deadly Tsunami It came without warning Saturday night. Within seconds, hundreds of lives were gone and hundreds more went missing as a deadly tsunami struck the western coasts of both Java and Sumatra. Many of the affected areas are popular weekend getaways for residents of Jakarta, but foreigners were also visiting the area […]

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Endangered Species Across Indonesia Most visitors to Indonesia hope to see the Sumatran tiger. However, this beautiful animal rarely shows itself. Unfortunately, human development and destruction has already pushed two other tiger species in Indonesia into extinction. The Javan tiger was declared extinct in 1994 and the Bali tiger was last seen several decades before […]

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Tsunamis Nothing New To Indonesia A cave discovered near the source of Indonesia’s massive earthquake-spawned tsunami contains the footprints of past gigantic waves dating up to 7,500 years ago, a rare natural record that suggests the next disaster could be centuries away — or perhaps only decades. The findings provide the longest and most detailed […]

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