The new capital will cover about 56,180 hectares in East Kalimantan province on the Indonesian part of Borneo, which the country shares with Malaysia and Brunei.
There were no immediate reports of casualties but Indonesia's meteorology agency warned people to stay indoors, after five aftershocks were recorded.
Indonesia also suspended coal exports in August 2021, saying that it failed to meet domestic market obligations between January and July last year.
Broken-down wooden boat carrying 120 refugees was towed by a navy ship to North Aceh sea port, officials say.
The authorities reversed their decision a day after saying they would not allow the refugees on the boat to seek refuge in the Southeast Asian country, despite international pleas to do so.
The boat carrying at least 100 refugees was intercepted by Indonesian authorities after it ran into trouble off the coast of the Aceh province.
Islam is not only the world’s fastest growing religion today, but it is projected to be the largest one by 2075.
Researchers trying to bring corals back to life in central Indonesia are delighted to hear the diverse sounds of various fish repopulating the revived reefs, and are trying to decipher them.
The disaster mitigation agency said one person was injured in Manggarai, on Flores, and a school building and several homes were damaged on Selayar island, in South Sulawesi.
Refugees in Indonesia, the majority of whom are from the Hazara minority in Afghanistan, have been protesting never-ending wait times for resettlement, with one man setting himself on fire last week.
The death toll from the Semeru volcano eruption has risen to 34 as thousands of people become displaced and 17 remain missing, according to the disaster mitigation agency.
Dangerous thick plumes of smoke continued to emerge from areas blanketed by the volcanic ash, while rescuers in hardhats tried to dig through the mud to try and find survivors.
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