The 7. The death toll, largely from the city of Palu, is expected to rise as areas cut off by the damage are reached. On Monday, Palu began burying its dead in mass graves, while rescue workers continued to comb through the rubble in search of survivors, including an eight-storey hotel where voices had been heard in amongst the rubble. In December , a massive magnitude 9. More recently, a powerful quake on the island of Lombok killed people in August.
An Indian woman mourns the death of her relative L who was killed in tsunami on Sunday in Cuddalore, some km miles south of the southern Indian city of Madras in this December 28, file photo. In this January 30, file photo, the Rahmatullah Lampuuk Mosque stands intact after the tsunami hit the area in Lhoknga, near Banda Aceh, Indonesia. When the powerful tsunami smashed into this Indonesian city ten years ago, the only structures left standing in many neighborhoods were mosques. In this Saturday Jan. The tsunami that struck on Dec. It followed a magnitude 9. Associated Press journalists who covered the story recall some of the most poignant images from the disaster.
More than 1, people killed and tens of thousands of homes destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami disaster. The death toll in Indonesia's twin quake-tsunami disaster climbed to 1, with time running out to rescue survivors a week after the twin disasters struck. Residents on Sulawesi Island's west coast scavenged for food in farms and orchards as the government struggled to overcome shortages of water, food, shelter and fuel in a disaster zone with no power and degraded communications. Most of the confirmed dead were in the coastal city of Palu, while losses in remote areas are yet unknown.
Tsunamis are some of the most devastating natural disasters. The recent Boxing Day Tsunami was generated by an enormous earthquake off the coast of Indonesia on December 26, Coastlines in Asia were inundated with enormous tsunami surges, killing more than , people.