Indonesia TSUNAMI LIVE: 31 HUGE aftershocks as tsunami SMASHES islands after 7.5 quake

Friday, September 28, 2018
By Paul Martin

A TSUNAMI has smashed into Donggala and Palu, Indonesia following a massive 7.5 magnitude quake. Here are the latest live updates and information following the disaster.

Fri, Sep 28, 2018

A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake has struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi today just hours after a magnitude 6.1 foreshock struck killing one person.

The main tremor struck at 6:02 pm local time (12.02pm BST) about 35 miles northeast of Donggala, Indonesia according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Soon after, a tsunami warning was issued by Indonesia’s geophysics agency, before being lifted. After the tsunami warning was lifted, a huge wave struck Donggala and Palu, a coastal town of about 330,000.

Below are the latest updates, all times in BST.

4.47pm update: A 2004 tsunami in Indonesia killed 226,000 people

A tsunami caused by an earthquake off the Indonesian island of Sumatra in 2004 killed 226,000 people.

The number of those killed includes more than 120,000 in Indonesia.

4.32pm update: Mosque knocked down by tsunami

Dramatic video footage shows the tsunami hitting the city of Palu, with high waves sweeping away several buildings and then hitting the large tilted mosque in the town.

The area hit was about 80km from the epicentre of the earthquake.

4.24pm update: Indonesia is susceptible to earthquakes due to its position on the Ring of Fire

Indonesia suffers from a multitude of earthquakes due to the fact it lies on the Ring of Fire.

The Ring of Fire is home to around 90 percent of the world’s earthquakes and 81 percent of the word’s largest earthquakes.

The Ring of Fire was created from the movement and collisions of tectonic plates.

In particular the subduction of the northern area.

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