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Molucca

n the Molucca Islands, the Moluccasdie Molukken pl
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We then set sail, and had a good voyage till we passed the Straits of Madagascar; but having got northward of that island, and to about five degrees south latitude, the winds, which in those seas are observed to blow a constant equal gale between the north and west, from the beginning of December to the beginning of May, on the 19th of April began to blow with much greater violence, and more westerly than usual, continuing so for twenty days together: during which time, we were driven a little to the east of the Molucca Islands, and about three degrees northward of the line, as our captain found by an observation he took the 2nd of May, at which time the wind ceased, and it was a perfect calm, whereat I was not a little rejoiced.
Now, that Lazarus should lie stranded there on the curbstone before the door of Dives, this is more wonderful than that an iceberg should be moored to one of the Moluccas. Yet Dives himself, he too lives like a Czar in an ice palace made of frozen sighs, and being a president of a temperance society, he only drinks the tepid tears of orphans.
Jakarta, July 15, 2019, SPA --A magnitude-7.2 earthquake that rocked the Molucca islands in eastern Indonesia killed two people and damaged dozens of homes and buildings, officials said on Monday, according to dpa.
The US Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.9 quake was centered 185 kilometers (115 miles) southeast of Manado in the Molucca Sea at a depth of 24 kilometers (15 miles).
JAKARTA: An earthquake with a revised magnitude of 6.6 struck 174 kilometres (108 miles) north-northwest of the city of Ternate in Indonesia's Molucca islands on Sunday, followed by a series of aftershocks, but with no tsunami risk, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has hit central Indonesia, in the Molucca Sea, between Sulawesi and Maluku chain of islands, according to the USGS.
The Piper PA-34 Seneca, owned by PT Intan Angkasa Air Service, crashed into a paddy field and burst into flames near a housing complex in Tual on the Molucca Islands after taking off from Sentani town in Papua province.
Salmonella serotypes Virchow and Hvittingfoss were isolated from an Australian white ibis (Threskiornis molucca) chick and 2 juvenile plumed whistling ducks (Dendrocygna eytoni) in April 2007.
In my latest podcast on YouTube (weekly on Molucca Red channel) I deal with this subject at length.
New Amsterdam, eventually to become New York, was relinquished by the Dutch to the English in return for Run, the most remote of the Molucca islands.
This word, which has been variously corrupted, Alforias, Alfores, Alfours, Alforen, Arafuras, and Harafuras, and supposed to be the native name of a people inhabiting the interiors of the larger islands in the Molucca Sea, is not a native word at all, nor is it the generic name of any people whatsoever.
Since then, the Indonesian Government has worked to end fighting, with the last two armed conflicts in the Molucca Islands and Aceh province ending in 2006.