Pesawat Penerbangan SJY182 Sriwijaya Air yang dilaporkan terputus hubungan selepas berlepas dari Jakarta menuju ke Pontianak petang tadi, disahkan terhempas di Laut Jawa.
Menurut laporan Flightradar24, pesawat tersebut menjunam sebanyak 10,000 kaki ke bawah dalam masa kurang dari satu minit, sebelum terputus hubungan empat minit setelah berlepas.
Kementerian Perhubungan Indonesia melaporkan bahawa mereka telah menemui ‘serpihan daging‘ dipercayai daging manusia di kawasan pesawat itu dipercayai terhempas.
Memetik laporan Kompas, kapten kapal ronda Kementerian Perhubungan, Eko, mengatakan bahawa beliau juga telah menjumpai bahan bakar pesawat di lokasi kejadian, dan bahawa nelayan berhampiran telah melaporkan kedengaran bunyi seakan-akan petir di kawasan itu.
Berdasarkan data radar, pesawat Boeing 737-500 itu telah membelok hampir 90 darjah ke kanan, sebelum terus turun pada kelajuan yang tinggi.
Penerbangan SJY182 itu berlepas dari Lapangan Udara Soekarno–Hatta, Jakarta pada jam 1.25 petang waktu tempatan dan dijadualkan untuk mendarat di Lapangan Terbang Supadio, Pontianak pada jam 2.50 petang waktu tempatan.
JAKARTA (REUTERS) – Indonesia’s disaster agency said 43 people were dead and another 584 injured after a tsunami struck coastal areas around the Sunda Strait between the islands of Sumatra and Java on Saturday night (Dec 22).
“We’re recapping reports of impacts from the tsunami that struck in the Sunda Strait, particularly Serang, Pandeglang and South Lampung,” Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told Metro TV on Sunday morning, referring to the tidal wave linked to an earlier eruption of Anak Krakatau volcano.
“It was caused by a combination of an undersea landslide resulting from volcanic activity on Anak Krakatau and a tidal wave,” he said in a statement earlier.
According to a statement from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), “the tsunami hit several areas of the Sunda Strait, including beaches in Pandeglang regency, Serang, and South Lampung”.
The tsunami struck at around 9.30pm local time on Saturday night, it said.
Endan Permana, head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency in Pandeglang, told Metro TV police were providing immediate assistance to victims in Tanjung Lesung in Banten province, a popular tourist getaway not far from Jakarta, as emergency workers had not arrived in the area yet.
[CNN}- At least one person died and 10 were injured, according to Indonesia’s Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), after a series of earthquakes struck the island of Sulawesi on Friday afternoon.
Initial reports from the agency say dozens of buildings collapsed in Palu City in the Donggala region of Sulawesi.
Evacuations are underway and people have been advised to remain alert and outside their homes.
A localized tsunami hit beaches in the cities of Palu and Donggala as a result of the tremors, according to the BNPB.
An early tsunami warning had been issued by the Indonesian meteorological agency, but was later lifted after the agency ascertained that the water had receded.
BNPB spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho shared a video on Twitter of the tsunami striking the coast at Palu. “Tsunami was about three meters high,” Nugroho wrote.
Troops from the Indonesian National Armed Forces were being deployed to help deal with the effects of the earthquake and tsunami, according to the BNPB.
Writing on his official Twitter account Friday, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said that he was monitoring the situation and preparing for any post-earthquake eventualities.
“May our brothers and sisters remain calm and be safe,” he wrote.The first in a series of tremors was felt at 3 p.m. (4 a.m. ET) 35 miles north of Palu, according to the United States Geological Survey. The largest shock — with a magnitude of 7.5 — was detected 50 miles north of Palu, according to USGS.
The shaking of the 7.5-magnitude tremor was “severe” and the likely damage following the quake “moderate to heavy,” the USGS said.
Local media reports that the airport at Palu has been closed until Saturday evening.
The quakes come a month after a trio of earthquakes hit several islands in the South Pacific and Indonesia, including Lombok, which is still recovering from the effects of an August 5 earthquake that killed more than 430 people.
A house sits damaged after an earthquake, in Donggala, central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Picture: AP | Source:AP
A resident is seen beside the collapsed brick wall of her house at Tobadak village in Central Mamuju, western Sulawesi province, on September 28, 2018, after a strong earthquake hit the area. – Indonesia was rocked by a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake on September 28, just hours after at least one person was killed by a collapsing building in the same part of the country. A resident is seen beside the collapsed brick wall of her house at Tobadak village in Central Mamuju, western Sulawesi province. Picture: AFP | Source:AFP
A collapsed house following an earthquake in Donggala, Central Sulawesi. Picture: AFP | Source:AFP
“ALLAHU AKBAR! Yes it’s miracle of “ALLAH”. Happend in Nepal. Govt didnt allowed the crane for Mosque minar and said that `go and ask your ALLAH to help you. Allah helps muslim by putting gunbad on menar without any support, since, non muslims dont allow muslims to use crane to lift gunbad, so the imam of mosque saw our beloved prophet pbuh in dream who told him just cover the gunbad with white bed sheet and then see.”
Those were the words which spread through various social medias, sent with the video implying that the dome of a mosque’s minaret was miraculously lifted to its minaret by itself with the help from Allah.
I received this message through WhatsApp where the message was translated to the Malay language.
Feeling curious and guessing that this is just a hoax, I looked up for articles or any sort of writings regarding this matter to find out what really happened.
I found a blog post saying that this is a hoax, complete with evidences showing that the dome was actually lifted using pulleys, similar to how cable cars function.
Even though the cables were almost invisible because the video was recorded a long time ago using a low quality camera; it can still be seen, but for those who are easily tricked and do not investigate after receiving these kind of messages, tend to just believe the fake message and share it through the internet.
In fact, at the end of the video we can clearly see a few Indonesian flags, thus showing that this happened in Indonesia and not in Nepal as claimed.
The fake story came in at least 6 different versions, ranging from the Imam being told to cover the dome in his dream, to 3000 Imams gathering in the mosque to perform Dhikirullah.
This is a good example of how easy we can be fooled by fake stories, and how ‘perception terrorism’ can easily ‘terrorised’ our mind into believing things that are not true.
‘Perception terrorism’ can cause serious problems including racial riots and can even cause civil wars if we are not careful.
So, always remember to investigate before forwarding or sharing any news, and please restrain from forwarding or sharing any news right after receiving them, especially sensational news.
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake under the sea at a depth of 28 miles (46 km) near Maluku Islands, Indonesia has triggered tsunami warning on Saturday.
According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake struck northwest of the town of Kota Ternate, at 0231 GMT.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said: “Tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 300 kilometres.”
It said tsunami waves could hit parts of Indonesia, as well the Philippines, Japan, Taiwan and islands in the South Pacific.
KOMPAS.com listed 15 places in Indonesia that has the potential to be hit by the tsunami:
1. Halmahera, Maluku 2. Halmahera Utara, Maluku Utara 3. Kepulauan Sula, Maluku Utara 4. Bolaangmongondow bagian selatan, Sulawesi Utara 5. Kepulauan Sangihe, Sulawesi Utara 6. Kepulauan Talaud, Sulawesi Utara 7. Minahasa Bagian Selatan, Sulawesi Utara 8. Minahasa-Selatan Bagian Selatan, Sulawesi Utara 9. Minahasa Utara bagian selatan, Sulawesi Utara 10. Minahasa Utara bagian utara, Sulawesi Utara 11. Gorontalo bagian utara, Gorontalo 12. Buru, Maluku 13. Seram bagian barat, Maluku 14. Halmahera Selatan, Maluku Utara 15. Kota Ternate, Maluku Utara
In this Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 file photo a silverback mountain gorilla is seen in the Virunga National Park, near the Ugandan border in eastern Congo, The 175-nation U.N. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, known as CITES, is based in Geneva and regulates nearly 35,000 species of animals and plants. Experts rank wildlife smuggling among the top aims of criminal networks, along with drugs and human trafficking. CITES says wildlife crime remains poorly studied but it says international estimates of the scale of illegal wildlife trade range from between $16 billion and $27 billion a year. Tiger parts, elephant ivory, rhino horn and exotic birds and reptiles are among the most trafficked items. (AP Photo / Jerome Delay, File)
Snow Leopard – There are up to 6,000 snow leopards in the wild across 12 countries, but its numbers are gradually declining, with hunting and habitat loss just some of the reasons that it is endangered. Naturepl.com/ Andy Rouse / WWF-Canon
Historian Prof. Ramlah Adam said that Sang Saka was the flag of the Kesatuan Melayu Muda (KMM) or Young Malays Union whose agenda was to join Malaysia and Republic Indonesia and turn Malaysia into a republic nation just like Indonesia.
After understanding the real facts, I feel even more angry; especially when PR leaders lied and claimed that Sang Saka Malaya was waved to honour the independence fighters and that the flag was a historical flag and a symbol of the fights for our independence.
Our real independence fighters are the fighters who supported the sultans as our rulers and not those who wanted to turn Malaysia into a republic nation!
So do the people who claim that Sang Saka Malaya is a symbol of the fights for our independence share the same dream with those people who tried to turn Malaysia into a republic nation?