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    Tsunami hits Indonesia

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/new...ectid=12133959

    KEY POINTS:

    • A tsunami has struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi following a major 7.5-magnitude earthquake.
    • Buildings have collapsed and homes have been washed away.
    • 'Several' people dead, say authorities
    • A tsunami warning was in place but then lifted before the wave struck
    • Officials say waters have receded, but families are still missing.


    Wonder why the warning was lifted.

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    Some quite dramatic footage of the quake and the tsunami that followed on Indonesian media last night.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45683630

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    Hundreds dead as quake, tsunami hit Indonesia's Sulawesi

    Nearly 400 killed and fate of 'tens to hundreds' of people unknown after magnitude 7.5 earthquake and tsunami hit Palu.


    Nearly 400 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake triggered a tsunami that hit Indonesia's central Sulawesi island.


    The national disaster agency put the current death toll at 384, all of them reported in the tsunami-struck city of Palu, but warned the number was likely to rise as rescue efforts continued on Saturday.


    In Palu - home to around 350,000 people - partially covered bodies lay on the ground near the shore, the day after tsunami waves triggered by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake came ashore.


    Tomi Soetjipto, a journalist based in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, said officials feared a "far worse" situation in the neighbouring city Donggala, home to nearly 300,000 people.


    "We haven't heard any news in terms of casualties from there, and officials are foreseeing and fearing the worst," Soetjipto told Al Jazeera.


    The disaster agency, BNPB, also said there were concerns about the whereabouts of hundreds of people preparing for a beach festival due to start Friday evening in Palu.


    Meanwhile, hospitals in the city were overwhelmed by the influx of injured, with many people being treated in the open air, while other survivors helped to retrieve the remains of those who died.


    Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for Indonesia's disaster agency, said many people "were still doing their activities on the beach and did not immediately run" when the tsunami threat rose in Palu on Friday.


    "The tsunami didn't come by itself, it dragged cars, logs, houses, it hit everything on land," said Nugroho.


    Some people climbed six-metre trees to escape the tsunami and survived, he said before adding the tsunami struck at a speed of 800 kph, destroying buildings and infrastructure.


    The damage in the area was "extensive", he said, with thousands of houses, hospitals, shopping malls and hotels collapsed, a bridge washed away and the main highway to Palu cut off due to a landslide.


    Strong aftershocks continued to rock the coastal city on Saturday morning, he said.


    'I just ran'

    Dramatic video footage filmed from the top floor of a parking ramp in Palu, nearly 80km from the quake's epicentre, showed waves of water bring down several buildings and inundate a large mosque.


    "I just ran when I saw the waves hitting homes on the coastline," said Palu resident Rusidanto.

    The quake and tsunami caused a major power outage that cut communications around Palu, and on Saturday authorities were still having difficulties coordinating rescue efforts.


    Road access to Palu from the east and the south were also disconnected.


    The city's airport remained closed after its runway and air traffic control tower was damaged in the quake but officials said they were preparing to reopen to allow aid to come in.


    The city is built around a narrow bay that apparently magnified the force of the tsunami waters as they raced into the tight inlet.


    Indonesian President Joko Widodo said the military was being called into the disaster-struck region to help search-and-rescue teams get to victims and find bodies.


    "I've already instructed the coordinating minister for political and security affairs to coordinate all resources including the national disaster agency.

    "I've also called the chief of the armed forces to work together in handling the emergency situation including the search and rescue operation, evacuation including preparing the basic needs needed," said Widodo.

    Cargo planes carrying doctors and aid are being sent to join the rescue efforts.

    "We hope to immediately establish field hospitals," Komang Adi Sujendra, director Undata Regional Hospital, said.

    "We need tents, medicines, medical personnel, tarpaulins, blankets and more of other things. I hope people can help us so we can give victims all the aid they need."


    Soetjipto, meanwhile, added that emergency supplies from Jakarta and other cities near Palu will take time reaching the affected areas because of "bad roads".

    "Makeshift shelters are being erected in the cities nearby. For now, the majority of people there are staying outside their homes," he added.

    Indonesia's meteorological and geophysics agency BMKG issued a tsunami warning after the earthquake, but lifted it 34 minutes later.

    The agency was widely criticised for not informing a tsunami had hit Palu on Saturday, though officials said waves had come within the time the warning was issued.

    The Palu area was hit by a less powerful quake earlier on Friday, which destroyed some houses, killed one person and injured at least 10 in Donggala, authorities said.

    Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire and is regularly hit by earthquakes. In August, a series of major quakes killed over 500 people in the tourist island of Lombok and destroyed dozens of villages along its northern coast.
    Palu was hit by tsunami in 1927 and 1968, according to the disaster agency.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/...055247705.html

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    Death toll may reach into the thousands.

    Indonesia's disaster agency says the death toll from an earthquake and tsunami that devastated part of the island of Sulawesi has climbed to 832.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/new...ectid=12134522

    Is it VN who is in Indo currently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle junior View Post
    At the end of that video:

    "Don't forget to like and subscribe"


    Like? You'd think they'd give it a fucking break when the video shows a disaster where hundreds of people have been killed. Twats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Is it VN who is in Indo currently?
    Yep and Chassamui.

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    Thirty-one Thais confirmed safe after tsunami in Indonesia’s Sulawesi

    BANGKOK, 30th September 2018 (NNT) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed 31 Thai residents are safe after a powerful earthquake and a tsunami that hit the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia.

    The Royal Thai Embassy in Jakarta has reported that it has been confirmed that 28 Thai students and three Thai nationals working in the coastal city of Palu have been accounted for and that they have moved to a safe area on Sulawesi island.

    The 7.5-magnitude earthquake on Friday triggered a tsunami that hit Indonesia’s central Sulawesi island and killed at least 400 people, as reported on Sunday morning.

    The Thai Embassy, which communicated through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said however that communications with the Thais on Sulawesi remained difficult after power and telecommunication services were cut in the disaster.

    Palu City’s main airport also remains closed due to damage caused to its runway.

    The city of Palu is located around 80 kilometers from the epicenter of the latest earthquake, which took place not long after a major quake hit Lombok island near Bali last month killing over 550 people, injuring around 1,500 others as well as displacing more than 500,000 residents

    To inquire about the situation in Palu, the emergency number of the Royal Thai Embassy is +62 811 186253 and the emergency number of the Royal Thai Honorary Consulate in Denpasar, Bali, is +62 813 37316669.



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    Death Toll Tops to 800 in Indonesia Quake, Tsunami

    The toll from an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia soared Sunday to 832 confirmed dead, with authorities fearing it will only climb as rescuers struggle to reach outlying communities cut off from communications and help.


    Dozens of people were reported to be trapped in the rubble of two hotels and a mall in the city of Palu, which was hit by waves as high as six meters (20 feet) following the 7.5 magnitude earthquake Friday.


    Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo toured Palu on Sunday.


    “There are many challenges,” Jokowi said. “We have to do many things soon, but conditions do not allow us to do so.”


    A young woman was pulled alive from the rubble of the Roa Roa Hotel, the news website Detik.com reported. Hotel owner Ko Jefry told Metro TV Saturday that up to 60 people were believed trapped. Hundreds of people gathered at the mall searching for loved ones.


    “We’ve got information from people that their relatives are still inside, so we’re focusing on that, especially to find survivors,” a rescuer identified as Yusuf, working at the ruins of the mall, told Metro TV.



    Bracing for more casualties


    With most of the confirmed deaths from Palu, authorities are bracing for much worse as reports filter in from outlying areas, in particular, Donggala, a region of 300,000 people north of Palu and closer to the epicenter of the quake, and two other districts.


    Vice President Jusuf Kalle said the toll could rise into the thousands.


    National disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told a news conference the affected area was bigger than initially thought, though rescuers only had good access to one of four affected districts: Palu.


    “We haven’t received reports from the three other areas. Communication is still down, power is still out. We don’t know for sure what is the impact,” he said.


    “There are many areas where the search and rescue teams haven’t been able to reach,” Nugroho said, adding that teams needed heavy equipment to move broken concrete.


    Five foreigners, three French, one South Korean and one Malaysian, were among the missing, he said. The 832 fatalities included people crushed in collapsing buildings and swept to their death by tsunami waves.


    A disaster official said the tsunami traveled across the sea at speeds of 800 kph (500 mph) before striking the shore, and casualties could have been caused along a 300 km (200 miles) stretch of coast, north and south of Palu.


    Donggala town has been extensively damaged, with houses swept into the sea and bodies trapped in debris, according to a Metro TV reporter on the scene.


    The Red Cross said it had heard nothing from the Donggala region.


    “This is extremely worrying,” it said in a statement. “This is already a tragedy, but it could get much worse.”


    National search and rescue agency chief Muhammad Syaugi told Reuters rescuers were flying to Donggala by helicopter.

    Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said the government had allocated 560 billion rupiah ($37.58 million) for disaster recovery, media reported.



    Festival on the beach


    Hundreds of people had gathered for a festival on Palu’s beach when the water smashed onshore at dusk.

    Palu is at the head of a narrow bay, about 10 km long and 2 km wide, which had “amplified” the force of the wave as it was funneled toward the city, a geophysics agency official said.



    A general view of Taman Ria's beach, which was hit by a tsunami after a quake in West Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Sept. 30, 2018.


    Questions about tsunami warnings


    Indonesia is all too familiar with deadly earthquakes and tsunamis. In 2004, a quake off Sumatra island triggered a tsunami across the Indian Ocean, killing 226,000 people in 13 countries, including more than 120,000 in Indonesia.

    Questions are sure to be asked why warning systems set up around the country after that disaster appear to have failed Friday.


    The meteorological and geophysics agency BMKG issued a tsunami warning after the Friday quake but lifted it 34 minutes later, drawing criticism it had withdrawn it too quickly. But officials said they estimated the waves had hit while the warning was in force.



    Questions have been raised about what caused the tsunami, with speculation an underwater landslide was to blame.

    The BMKG said its closest sensor, about 200 km (125 miles) from Palu, had only recorded an “insignificant,” six-cm (2.5 inches) wave, while researchers said it was surprising the quake, which was recorded as a “strike-slip” event, when tectonic plates move horizontally against each other rather than vertically, had generated a tsunami.


    “It may be that the shock of the quake triggered a landslide underwater, but we don’t have any proof yet,” Abdul Muhari, who heads a tsunami research team that advises the government, told Reuters.


    Video footage on social media showed a man on the upper floor of a building shouting warnings of the approaching tsunami to people on the street below moments before the wave crashed ashore. Reuters was not able to authenticate the footage.



    An aerial view of the city of Palu after an earthquake hit Sulawesi Island, Indonesia, Sept. 29, 2018.


    ​Struggle to reach victims


    The Head of the National Disaster Management Agency, Willem Rampangilei, told reporters in Sulawesi late Saturday that rescuers were struggling in their hunt for more victims.


    “We are having difficulty deploying heavy equipment ... because many of the roads leading to Palu city are damaged,” he was quoted by the Kompas newspaper as saying.


    About 10,000 displaced people were scattered at 50 different places in Palu, he said. Dozens of injured people were being treated in tents set up in the open.




    Dead bodies are seen, Sept. 29, 2018, on a street after earthquake hit in Palu, Indonesia.


    ​‘Horrifying’


    Photos confirmed by authorities showed bodies lined up on a street on Saturday, some in bags and some with their faces covered by clothes.


    President Joko Widodo was scheduled to visit evacuation centers Sunday.


    Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Indonesia had not asked for help but he had contacted President Widodo overnight to offer support and deep sympathies.


    “It is horrifying. ... If he needs our help, he’ll have it,” he told ABC TV’s Insiders program.


    The military has started sending in aircraft with aid from Jakarta and other cities, authorities said.


    Palu’s airport was damaged in the quake, but had reopened for limited commercial flights, authorities said.


    Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire and is regularly hit by earthquakes.


    In August, a series of quakes killed more than 500 people on the tourist island of Lombok, hundreds of kilometers southwest of Sulawesi.




    https://www.voanews.com/a/toll-rises...i/4593234.html

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    Indonesia's disaster agency says early detection tsunami buoys off the coast of Sulawesi have not been working for six years, resulting in insufficient warning before rising waters reached the shore.

    Key points:
    • Early warning tsunami buoys have not been working since 2012
    • Disaster management expert says early warning could have provided critical information
    • Recovery efforts are 'difficult' due to a lack of heavy machinery


    Big waves as high as six metres following the magnitude-7.5 earthquake on Friday killed at least 832 people in the cities of Palu and Donggala highlighting the weaknesses of the existing warning system and low public awareness about how to respond to warnings.

    A network of 22 buoys connected to seafloor sensors was meant to transmit advance tsunami warnings to the Indonesian meteorology and geophysics agency (BMKG).

    But Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), said the detection buoys had not worked since 2012 due to a lack of funding.
    "If we look at the funding, it has decreased every year," he told Indonesian media at a press conference on Sunday.
    The buoys, designed to detect tidal waves and potential tsunamis, are the fastest early detection tsunami technology in the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    A network of 22 buoys connected to seafloor sensors was meant to transmit advance tsunami warnings to the Indonesian meteorology and geophysics agency (BMKG).

    But Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), said the detection buoys had not worked since 2012 due to a lack of funding.
    Interesting when, ....
    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    The BMKG said its closest sensor, about 200 km (125 miles) from Palu, had only recorded an “insignificant,” six-cm (2.5 inches) wave
    So, working or not?
    Someone needs to be sacked, possibly jailed.

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    Thai armed forces to provide aid to Indonesia, Thai citizens to be evacuated

    BANGKOK, 1 October 2018 (NNT) – The Thai Embassy in Indonesia has requested its government evacuate 32 Thai citizens at the first available opportunity, fearing for their safety following a tsunami. Meanwhile Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister for Security Affairs has ordered the armed forces provide humanitarian assistance to Indonesia.

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, has expressed his condolences over the loss of life in Indonesia following an earthquake and related disasters in its city of Palu and has issued an order to Thai armed forces to monitor the situation and prepare to provide any support needed. The forces have been instructed to coordinate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and use military and diplomatic channels as well as the ASEAN Center of Military Medicine to mobilize urgent aid in accordance with prior preparations.

    The Thai Embassy in Indonesia is coordinating with the country’s deputy minister of tourism to step up aid to Thai citizens affected by the disaster. Working with the local air force, the embassy believes it can evacuate Thai citizens and students in Palu using a C-130 aircraft before the city’s airport shuts down at 6PM local time today (October 1). The embassy has issued an announcement for Thais in Palu to travel to Mutiara Sis Al Jufri Airport to await evacuation.


    National News Bureau Of Thailand | Thai armed forces to provide aid to Indonesia, Thai citizens to be evacuated

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister for Security Affairs has ordered the armed forces provide humanitarian assistance to Indonesia.
    Fair enough, they're a neighbour and an ASIAN partner, but...
    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    The Thai Embassy in Indonesia has requested its government evacuate 32 Thai citizens at the first available opportunity, fearing for their safety following a tsunami.
    WTF? The wave has passed, and if they're alive and well (and not in Sulawesi), what's the problem?

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    Sulawesi quake: Death toll crosses 1,200 as rescuers race to reach victims

    Rescuers are racing against time to reach victims of last Friday’s earthquake still trapped under rubble two days after the disaster. Meanwhile, the death toll continues to rise as more bodies are found.


    President Joko Widodo on Sunday (Sept 30) sought to reassure the victims in Central Sulawesi that no effort will be spared to help them get back on the road to recovery. “I hope people will be patient. We are working on this together,” he added.


    His comments, made during his visit to parts of the provincial capital Palu, devastated by a 7.4-magnitude quake and a 3m-high tsunami it triggered, come as the death toll rose to more than 1,200 on Sunday.

    The number is set to go up further as rescuers finally reach Donggala, which was cut off from them until Sunday because roads leading to the regency were damaged and communications were down.





    Donggala, normally a 30-minute drive from Palu, is nearer the epicentre of the quake and the authorities are fearing the worst.


    According to national disaster management agency BNPB, some 16,700 people have been displaced by the quakes, but about 2.4 million in Donggala and Palu will need humanitarian aid.


    “Fuel, drinking water, medical personnel, tents, electricity, food and other essentials are urgently needed,” BNPB spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said at a press conference in Jakarta Sunday.





    Emergency teams could not get to Palu earlier because parts of its airport runway and air traffic control tower were damaged by tremors. But the local air navigation authorities Sunday cleared Mutiara SIS Al-Jufrie airport for more aircraft, including commercial flights, to land and take off.


    The evacuation of quake victims, including a 53-year-old Singaporean who was in Palu for a paragliding competition, has also started with the additional flights.


    Mr Ng Kok Choong, who was among more than 60 foreigners evacuated by Indonesian military (TNI) transport, arrived home in Singapore Sunday afternoon.


    Rescuers are trying to reach those trapped under collapsed buildings.


    But they are taking a more cautious approach when digging for survivors among the debris, as aftershocks were causing building structures to be unstable. Dr Sutopo said more than 200 aftershocks have been recorded since Friday.


    Officers from national search and rescue agency Basarnas were seen chipping carefully through rubble at what remains of the Roa Roa Hotel in downtown Palu, while another team at the nearby Tatura Mall were trying to establish a safe access point into the building.







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    Basarnas official Agus Haryono told reporters at the site that rescuers had detected mobile-phone signals inside the mall and were trying to find a way to get in.


    Before he arrived in Palu on Sunday, President Joko mobilised the TNI and police to support rescue and relief operations. His administration has also set aside 560 billion rupiah (S$51.4 million) for relief efforts.


    This latest crisis comes after earthquakes hit Lombok, a resort island in West Nusa Tenggara province, located south of Sulawesi, recently.


    Relief efforts are still ongoing in Lombok, where nearly half a million people were left homeless following the series of deadly earthquakes in July and August.


    Meanwhile, two Singapore Civil Defence Force officers are in Indonesia as part of a team from the Asean Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance.


    PICS https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se...-continue-amid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Interesting when, ....

    So, working or not?
    Someone needs to be sacked, possibly jailed.
    A six inch wave at sea does not mean it is "insignificant". Also, the geography of the bay in which Palu sites apparently amplified the effects.

    They really should issue tsunami warnings by default until the risk has gone, rather than fucking guessing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    A six inch wave at sea does not mean it is "insignificant".
    Indeed. My point was the conflict of information. One says the bouys don't work, another says they did record something. And then the warning was lifted... after only 30 minutes.

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    30 Thais evacuated from Palu, Indonesia

    BANGKOK, 2nd October 2018 (NNT) – The Thai Ambassador to Indonesia has accompanied personnel from the Thai armed forces to evacuate Thai citizens stranded in the Indonesian city of Palu following the devastating earthquake and tsunami disaster that has killed hundreds of residents. Thirty Thai citizens in the region have agreed to return home while two have decided to remain.

    Of the 30 Thais rescued from Palu, 26 are university students, three are company employees and one was an entrepreneur. They were flown out of the city by a C-130 military aircraft provided by the Indonesian army. The two who chose to remain are both students and indicated they wished to stay with their local friends.

    The Thai Embassy in Jakarta reported that all of those evacuated expressed appreciation for the quick action taken to assist them. They have been provided with accommodation and meals at the embassy until they decide if they wish to remain in Jakarta or return home to Thailand.

    The Thai Ambassador in Jakarta Songpol Sukchan, has thanked Indonesian officials, the country’s air force, Thai military emissaries, the Royal Thai Honorary Consulate in Denpasar and CP Indonesia for coordinating the evacuation.



    National News Bureau Of Thailand | 30 Thais evacuated from Palu, Indonesia

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    Chaos in Palu after quake as survivors deal with hunger, thirst

    In the wake of mass destruction caused by a 7.4-magnitude earthquake and the subsequent tsunami, survivors in Palu and Donggala in Central Sulawesi of Indonesia have been scrambling to salvage food supplies and other items, as aid from the central government began to trickle into the region, The Jakarta Post reported.


    It said on Monday, many survivors blocked trucks carrying aid to plunder the contents as many have gone hungry and thirsty for days.


    The Jakarta Post’s correspondent saw people waiting for fuel at a Pertamina gas station asking the entourage of journalists and officials from Jakarta for drinking water. “Drinking water, drinking water, please,” some survivors said to passing motorists.


    “I ran into a mother and her child at the airport who asked me to share some of my water with her child,” correspondent Andi Hajramurni said. “’Just a little, enough for my child” Hajramurni quoted the mother as saying to her.


    A pregnant woman was also found exhausted outside the airport. She said she was upset to see aid being unloaded from the planes but none reaching the survivors waiting to leave the city at the airport.


    Thousands crowded Mutiara Sis Al Jufri airport to leave the devastated city while staving off hunger and thirst under the scorching heat. The survivors have been waiting for a chance to flee the city since Saturday, camping outside on mats or cardboard. They were hoping to catch a plane to Makassar to later go to their respective hometowns.


    “What is important is to get out of Palu. We have agreed to meet Papa in Makassar and then go to Jakarta,” Paramita said Monday. The 29-year-old, who sustained an injury to her leg from falling concrete debris, is taking her two sisters with her.

    https://www.thaipbsworld.com/chaos-i...hunger-thirst/

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    Bit of a fucking mess, and no-one seems to know who is in charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Bit of a fucking mess, and no-one seems to know who is in charge.
    5 times a day they seem to think it's God's will, insh'alla

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    Volcano erupts on disaster-hit island of Sulawesi

    4:22pm Oct 3, 2018

    A volcano has erupted on the island of Sulawesi just days after a devastating earthquake and tsunami left more than 1300 dead.
    The Mount Soputan volcano, about 600km northeast of the flattened Indonesian city of Palu, erupted earlier today, reports the South China Morning Post.


    There were no reports of any casualties or damage from the volcano.



    Columns of ash reached 4km in the sky but flights are not expected to be disrupted.

    Indonesian authorities are urging people within 6.5km of the summit to stay clear due to the threat of lava flows and dangers from ash clouds.


    Residents opting to stay in the area around Soputan are being warned to wear face masks that cover the nose and mouth to avoid respiratory problems.


    Sam Ratulangi International Airport, located southeast of the volcano, has not been affected so far.


    Experts at the state body MAGMA Indonesia said thermal and seismic activity at the volcano had increased in recent weeks.
    Authorities are currently battling the effects of Friday’ quake and tsunami on Sulawesi.

    At least 1,347 people have been killed since the double disaster struck.


    More than 50 Australian medical professionals will be sent to Indonesia to help in the aftermath, as part of a $5 million aid package.

    https://www.9news.com.au/2018/10/03/...nd-of-sulawesi

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    Mount Soputan in North Sulawesi erupts at 8:47 a.m. local time on Oct. 3, 2018.
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    Indonesia Quake Aftermath: Desperate Coastal Villagers Plead for Help


    A woman salvages kitchen utensils outside a destroyed house, near a ship swept ashore by a tsunami, in Wani II village of Donggala Regency, Central Sulawesi province, Oct. 2, 2018.



    A man walks near collapsed homes in Wani II village of Donggala Regency, days after a powerful earthquake and a tsunami struck Central Sulawesi province, Oct. 2 2018. [Keisyah Aprilia/BenarNews]


    Flattened homes, collapsed bridges and crumbled buildings.


    There was devastation as far as the eye could see in Wani II village in Donggala regency, near the epicentre of Friday’s magnitude 7.4 earthquake.


    A ship sat next to a house after being washed ashore by the force of the subsequent tsunami.


    Villagers, desperate for help, could be seen scavenging and trying to salvage items from the debris.


    “Where can I get food? Everything is shut down,” village resident Muhammad Iksan said.


    “Even if there were open shops, no one has money,” he said.


    Locals said they had chipped in to hire an excavator to clear rubble from the road through the village of about 700 households.


    At least 10 residents died in the disaster, while four were still missing, said Andi Abdullah, a local man. But rescue personnel had yet to arrive to take an official count.


    “We can’t do everything by ourselves,” Andi said. “We hope rescue teams will come and help us evacuate victims.”


    “Come quickly to our village. Don’t just pay attention to Palu. We also need help here,” Sukri, another villager, told BenarNews.



    Death toll


    The death toll from the twin disasters that devastated parts of Indonesia's Sulawesi island rose to 1,374, an official said Tuesday, as authorities struggled to bring aid to survivors.


    At least 799 were injured and 113 others were reported missing after Friday's disaster, Willem Rampangilei, head of National Disaster Management Agency, told a news conference in Palu.


    The agency’s spokesman, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said more than 61,000 were displaced.

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    Desperate Coastal Villagers Plead for Help
    Poor buggers. All the suffering completely preventable with a modicum of government competency. Bastards.

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