Indonesia timeline

  • Eruption of Mount Tambora

    The 1815 eruption is rated 7 on the Volcanic Explosivity Index, the only such eruption since the Lake Taupo eruption in about 180 AD. With an... Read more

  • Eruption of Krakatoa of 1883

    It was 6am on August 26 in 1883, when the volcano on Krakatoa, a small island in Indonesia, catastrophically erupted. This earth-shattering event... Read more

  • 1883 Eruption of Krakatoa

    The best known eruption of Krakatoa culminated in a series of massive explosions on August 26–27, 1883, which was among the most violent volcanic... Read more

  • Eruption of Mt. Kelud

    The volcano sits on the island of Java, about 385 miles east of the capital of Jakarta. It last erupted in 1990, killing dozens. In 1919, an... Read more

  • First Asian Country Indonesia (Dutch East Indies) at the 1938 FIFA World Cup

    Indonesia, under the name Dutch East Indies, was the first Asian team to participate in the World Cup when they qualified to the 1938 tournament. A... Read more

  • Air India's Kashmir Princess Crashes

    The Air-India Constellation (named "Kashmir Princess") departed Hong Kong at 04:25 GMT for a flight to Jakarta. On board were Chinese and east... Read more

  • Eruption of Mount Agung

    On February 18, 1963, local residents heard loud explosions and saw clouds rising from the crater of Mount Agung. On February 24, lava began... Read more

  • Garuda Indonesia Flight 152 Crashes in Low Visibility

    Garuda Indonesia Flight 152 (GA152, GIA152) was a scheduled domestic Indonesian passenger flight from Jakarta to Medan Sumatra operated by state... Read more

  • SilkAir Flight 185 Crash

    Eighteen months after the crash of a Silk Air jet in Indonesia, families of the 103 passengers and crew who died are still waiting for an official... Read more

  • The SIEV X Sinks

    On 18 October 2001, a small, unnamed 19.5m by 4m Indonesian fishing boat departed Bandar Lampung, Indonesia, with 421 passengers onboard. On the... Read more

  • 2004 Australia Embassy Bombing

    The Indonesian government blamed terrorists linked to al-Qaeda for a suicide car bombing early Thursday outside the Australian Embassy in Jakarta.... Read more

  • Indian Ocean Earthquake of 2004

    The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea megathrust earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC on December 26, 2004, with an epicentre off... Read more

  • Sumatra Earthquake of 2005

    The 2005 Sumatra earthquake, referred to as the Nias Earthquake by the scientific community, was a major earthquake on 28 March 2005, located off... Read more

  • May 2006 Java Earthquake

    The death toll from the earthquake that rocked Indonesia's main island of Java at the weekend has risen to at least 5,846, the social affairs... Read more

  • Garuda Indonesia Flight 200 Crashes

    Garuda Indonesia Flight 200 (GA200) was the scheduled domestic passenger flight of a Boeing 737-497 operated by Garuda Indonesia between Jakarta... Read more

  • Sumatra Earthquakes of 2007

    The magnitude 8.4 and 7.8 southern Sumatra earthquakes of September 12, 2007 occurred as the result of thrust faulting on the boundary between the... Read more

  • Irian Jaya Earthquake of 2009

    At least three people were killed when a series of powerful earthquakes struck near the northern coast of Indonesia's largest province Sunday,... Read more

  • Sinking of the MV Teratai Prima

    The MV Teratai Prima was an Indonesian ferry that sank on January 11, 2009, around 04:00 local time (January 10, 21:00 UTC) in the Makassar Strait... Read more

  • 2010 Eruption of Mount Merapi

    Rescuers scoured the slopes of Indonesia's most volatile volcano for survivors Wednesday after it was rocked by an eruption which killed at least... Read more

  • 2010 Sumatra Earthquake

    The combined death toll from the twin tsunami and earthquake disasters which struck Indonesia within 24 hours has risen to more than 300,... Read more