Earthquake and Tsunami, Indonesia, Sept 2018

03 Oct 2018


A destructive and shallow M7.5 earthquake struck the central Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, September 28. The quake triggered a large tsunami which inundated the coastal city of Palu. Officials report at least 66,000 homes were destroyed. Much of the inland damage was caused by significant liquefaction. The death toll is currently at over 1,400 but is expected to rise as bodies are recovered from the rubble.

On Wednesday, October 3, the island’s volcano, Mount Soputan, erupted. There are currently no evacuations in place in response.


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