Daily Archives: October 18, 2020

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

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,

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

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

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