Indonesian constitutional court (Mahkamah konstitusi) recent ruling - Lumpur Sidoarjo

Mahkamah konstitusi is the highest court in Indonesia that rules on the constitutionality of laws & regulations passed by government bodies.
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KPK Turns the Screw on Former SKKMigas Head

Indonesia’s antigraft body intensified its investigation into the disgraced head of upstream oil and gas regulator SKKMigas, adding an additional charge of money laundering to the growing docket of Rudi Rubiandini, a Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) official said on Thursday.

Indonesia arrests oil and gas regulator boss Rubiandini

Indonesian authorities have named the head of the country's oil and gas regulator, SKKMigas, as a suspect in a bribery case.
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Antigraft Comission Arrests SKKMigas Chief Over Alleged Bribery

Rudi Rubiandini, head of Indonesian energy regulator SKKMigas, speaks during an interview with Reuters at his office in Jakarta in this March 6, 2013 file photo.

Indonesia's mud disaster probably had natural causes

Earthquake, not drilling, likely caused 2006 eruption in Java.

Catastrophic Mud Eruption Had Natural Causes, Study Finds

A catastrophic mud eruption in Indonesia blamed on drilling by an oil company might instead have natural causes, new research suggests.

Lusi mud eruption triggered by geometric focusing of seismic waves

Nature Geoscience | Letter Lusi mud eruption triggered by geometric focusing of seismic waves M. Lupi,1 E. H. Saenger,2 F. Fuchs1 S. A. Miller1 Affiliations Contributions Corresponding authors Journal name: Nature Geoscience Year published: (2013) DOI: doi:10.1038/ngeo1884 Received: 29 November 2012 Accepted: 10 June 2013 Published online: 21 July 2013

Natural trigger for the Lusi mud eruption

The Lusi mud eruption that began in Indonesia in 2006, and is ongoing, could have been triggered by amplified seismic waves from a large earthquake in the region two days previously, reports a study published this week in Nature Geoscience.

Lapindo Says All Mudflow Victims Will Be Fully Compensated By May

Oil and gas company Minarak Lapindo Jaya said on Wednesday that all victims of the mudflow disaster in East Java would be fully compensated by the end of May.

Indonesian mud eruption may eventually die out, scientists predict

The end may be near for an erupting mud volcano that has wreaked havoc in Indonesia. In a few years, the volcano will spew just 10 percent as much mud as it does today, scientists predict.
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Mud volcano erupted in suburb of Baku

Information of Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences

Azerbaijan researches relation between activation of mud volcanoes and quakes

The Republican Seismological Service Center of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan (AMEA) is conducting work on installation of seismic telemetry stations in the Caspian Sea.

Activity of mud volcanoes in Azerbaijan increased sharply

The Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources of Azerbaijan reports of current grave activity of mud volcanoes Dashgil and Ayrantoken located in Alat township of Garadagh district of Baku.

Volcanic Eruption Occured in Azerbaijan

Baku, Fineko/abc.az. The Ministry for Emergency Situations of Azerbaijan informs that mud volcano Shihzeyirli located in Gobustan region erupted yesterday.

Mud Volcano Erupts in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan, Baku, March 14 A mud volcano erupted in the Gobustan region due to aftershocks, Geology Institute Mud Volcanoes Department Director Adil Aliyev told Trend.
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Mud Volcano Erupts in Azerbaijan

13 Mar 2011 22:56 ] Baku- APA. A mud volcano erupted in Gobustan region of Azerbaijan on March 13. Witnesses heard explosion before the eruption, mud breccia erupted and then fire blazed up in the territory of Shikhzayirli mud volcano, APA reports quoting the website of the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

Indonesian mud volcano will continue erupting for decades

Ever since it first erupted in 2006, the mud volcano Lusi in East Java has not stopped gushing grey mud and has swallowed at least 12 villages. A new study estimates that it won't stop for decades to come.

Indonesia's Infamous Mud Volcano Could Outlive All of Us

Since it roared to life in May 2006, a mud volcano near Indonesia's coastal city of Sidoarjo has swallowed homes, rice paddies, factories, and roads, killing 15 people, displacing 40,000, and harming the livelihoods of many more. As the ongoing eruption nears its 5th anniversary, observers wonder whether it will ever stop. The answer: Not anytime soon. A new study predicts the volcano will continue spewing significant amounts of mud for another 2 decades. A second study forecasts that it could grind on as long as 87 years.

Mudflow victims education neglected

The health of students at two elementary schools and two kindergartens in Pejarakan and Besuki villages, which have yet to be relocated at the hot mudflow disaster in Sidoarjo, East Java, is at risk because of the methane gas they breathe.

Sidoarjo mud volcano retaining wall section sinks

A 50-meter section of a retaining wall built to stem the flow of mud from the ongoing mud volcano disaster in Siring village, Porong district in Sidoarjo, East Java, started to sink on Thursday.
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"Gooey" New Mud Volcano Erupts From Arabian Sea

There's a new island in the azure waters off Pakistan, but you might want to hold off on vacation planning: The tiny dot is a mud volcano that will likely disappear before it sees 1,001 Arabian nights.

Indonesia: Big Country, Big disasters

BANGKOK, 2 November 2010 (IRIN) - Concurrent disasters experienced in Indonesia in the week of 25 October - a volcano in central Java and an earthquake and tsunami off the southern coast of Sumatra - underscore the unique challenges this archipelago nation faces.

Russian Scientists: Drilling Did Not Trigger Sidoarjo Mud

Russian report says mud eruption was triggered by series of seismic events that reactivated centuries old mud volcano structure

Indonesian volcano erupts after 400 years of quiet

TANAH KARO, Indonesia ? Tens of thousands of people packed emergency shelters Monday after a long-dormant volcano in western Indonesia spewed clouds of hot ash and smoke more than a mile (several kilometers) into the air ? an eruption that caught scientists off-guard.

From Russia with LUSI

Suara Pembaruan Article - English version - August 10, 2010