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Tsunami, quake deaths top 840 in Indonesia

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/01/18, 10:25 am

At least 844 people have died after a tsunami triggered by the second of two earthquakes struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, disaster officials said Monday. A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Friday evening, followed by a 7.5 magnitude quake that triggered a tsunami with waves as high as 20 feet. The earthquake caused buildings to collapse and damaged infrastructure. A majority of the casualties came from the provincial capital of Palu. Reuters reported the dead also included 34 children at a Christian camp.

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Tsunami hits Indonesia after two Friday quakes

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/28/18, 11:28 am

A tsunami hit central Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Friday, triggered by the second of two massive earthquakes earlier in the day. The tsunami swept away houses and families were missing, Indonesian disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a TV interview. He said search and rescue efforts were underway, but operations were hampered by darkness. Communications are down in central Sulawesi, where the tsunami hit the provincial capital of Palu and the city of Donggala.

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Additional quakes rock Indonesia

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/20/18, 11:57 am

Multiple earthquakes on the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Sumbawa killed at least 13 people over the weekend as the region continued to recover from quakes earlier this month that killed hundreds of people. At about 10 p.m. on Sunday, a shallow 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck Lombok, followed by strong aftershocks. The shaking triggered landslides and sent people running for shelter. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho on Monday said at least 11 people died in Lombok and Sumbawa. Two other people died earlier Sunday from another 6.3 magnitude quake.

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