A tsunami unexpectedly swept into the Indonesian city of Palau on the island of Sulawesi at 5PM Indonesian time on Friday. The wave was over 6 meters high and flooded a significant part of the city. The death toll is not known at this time, nor is it clear how much damage has been done. As sea levels rise, they put pressure on continental shelves, which is why the Pacific Ring of Fire has been becoming steadily more active in recent years.read more

The largest megalithic site in Southeast Asia is Gunung Padang (Mountain Meadow in Indonesian), located in West Java. The site has been known by Europeans since the early 20th century, when it was mentioned in a Dutch report on Indonesian antiquities.

The site is noted for the huge rectangular stones that cover it. Beneath those stones, geologist Dr. Danny Hilman believes, is located an even more ancient pyramid. Judging from the age of the debris above it, Hilman believes that the pyramid would be at least 9,000 years old, and possibly up to 20,000 years old.
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