Powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia

Powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia

Video posted to social media shows the tsunami sweeping through the city of Palu as residents frantically run for safety.

The quake hit as dusk fell and communications were down and the airport closed, making it impossible to assess the damage to life and property, officials said.

Last month, 387 people died after the 6.9-magnitude natural disaster hit the island.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the strongest quake had a magnitude of 7.5 and was centered at a depth of 6 miles about 35 miles northeast of the central Sulawesi town of Donggala.

"The [second] quake was felt very strongly, we expect more damage and more victims", Sutupo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the National Disaster Migration Agency, told Reuters, adding that the evacuation process is still ongoing.

It also shows the water hitting the heavily damaged Baiturrahman Mosque located next to the mall.

The footage shows the estimated three-metre (10 foot) high wave approaching before hitting land with devastating consequences.

"The cut to telecommunications and darkness are hampering efforts to obtain information", Sutopo said.

Palu resident Leonita Agustins happened to be in Jakarta when the quake and subsequent powerful tsunami rolled through his hometown.

IPhone XS and iPhone XS Max reportedly hit with a charging bug
The issue occurs on all of them without discrimination. iPhone XS MAx features the largest ever battery seen on an iPhone to date. A wild speculation from our end says it's an easy software fix to be rolled out with an update.

British ministers' phone numbers and personal details leaked in app flaw
PM Theresa May's plan to host a post-Brexit "Britain" festival has been gaining traction online since it was announced Saturday. She intends to remain in Number 10 for years to come, she said, adding: 'There's a long-term job to do'.

Cardinals make switch to rookie Rosen at QB
Plus, Sam Bradford , despite having his best game for the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3, has been wildly inconsistent this year. Offensively, the Seahawks are averaging 21.7 points and 292.3 total yards (208.7 in passing and 83.7 in rushing) per game.

It was followed by a series of powerful aftershocks, including one measuring 5.7 magnitude.

Hundreds of people were on hand for a beach festival, which would have started Friday night. Indonesia's seismological agency BMKG put the magnitude at 7.4.

She did not explain how long the tsunami lasted.

"Everyone was getting out their homes, shouting in fear". All of the aftershocks and foreshocks listed on the USGS's website were at least 4.6-magnitude or greater.

More than half of the world's active volcanoes above sea level are part of the ring.

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.

A woman in her home in Sulawesi after the natural disaster hit. The quake triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries.

Indonesia's Aceh province was the hardest hit area, but the tsunami affected coastal areas as far away as Africa.

A 9.1-magnitude natural disaster, one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded, struck off the west coast of Sumatra in December 2004, unleashing a massive tsunami that struck scores of countries and killed almost 230,000 people.

Related Articles


    REVIEWS: "Night School" (Kevin Hart) - "Smallfoot"

    Night School has the benefit of having a capable and charming group of supporting characters who balance out the film. It was written by six screenwriters (usually a bad sign), one of them being Kevin Hart , who was also the producer.
    World’s largest airline cancels, Ryanair strike 2018

    World’s largest airline cancels, Ryanair strike 2018

    In Frankfurt, German pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) warned of more action. "The company has provided a bus. This week, Ryanair signed deals with cabin crew unions in Italy to provide employment contracts under Italian law.
    Manchester United address Zinedine Zidane speculation as pressure mounts on Jose Mourinho

    Manchester United address Zinedine Zidane speculation as pressure mounts on Jose Mourinho

    Far from turning Manchester United back into title contenders, Jose Mourinho is instead matching the lows of David Moyes. He also complained about a foul in the build up to West Ham's third, which was scored by Marco Arnautovic.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears, 9/28/18 NFL Predictions & Preview

    With a bye the following week, the Bucs would get even more time for Winston to shake off the rust before hitting the field. They will turn the team back to Ryan Fitzpatrick who led them to a 2-1 record against three 2017 playoff teams.
    US threatens Iran over attack on consulate in Baghdad

    US threatens Iran over attack on consulate in Baghdad

    In May, Trump withdrew the U.S. from an global deal to put curbs on Iran's nuclear programme in exchange for easing sanctions. In his statement on Friday, Pompeo said the United States is working with the Iraqi government to address Iranian threats.

    Cubs to host Brewers for NL Central tiebreaker game

    That pressure-packed matchup will also include the loser of the Dodgers-Rockies tiebreaker, which starts at 3:09 p.m. The third pre-wild-card tiebreaker victor , the 1980 Astros, lost to the Phillies in the NLCS.
  • Saudi Crown Prince visits Kuwait today for Qatar talks

    Saudi Crown Prince visits Kuwait today for Qatar talks

    In a statement to KUNA, he said the strong relations linking Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in the past, the present and future are a great example for Arab nations to follow.

    Serena Williams out of China Open draw

    She denies being coached from the stands, despite her coach Patrick Mouratoglou saying he was sending her signals. But with no points to defend, she should not experience a lot of rankings movement, and is now the world No. 16.
    Seahawks' Thomas carted off field vs. Cards

    Seahawks' Thomas carted off field vs. Cards

    Thomas was hurt on the play that resulted in Arizona's game-tying touchdown from Josh Rosen to receiver Chad Williams . Coincidentally, the injuries to Sherman and Chancellor came on the same field in Arizona previous year .
  • Britain to probe $5.2 bln 'rip-off' of telecoms, financial customers

    Britain to probe $5.2 bln 'rip-off' of telecoms, financial customers

    The CMA is a non-ministerial United Kingdom government department that is responsible for strengthening business competition. Companies start to notice that you are not the type of customer who is likely to leave and so gradually push up bills.
    PoK top official was onboard chopper which entered Indian airspace

    PoK top official was onboard chopper which entered Indian airspace

    They said the helicopter, which was flying very high, came almost 700 meters inside the Indian territory. In video published by ANI , a white Pakistani helicopter is seen hovering near the side of a hill.
    Kotkaniemi to start season with Canadiens

    Kotkaniemi to start season with Canadiens

    Decisions remain to be made on the blueline as the Senators are unsure whether they will carry seven or eight defencemen. Kotkaniemi won't lace up his skates for the team's last pre-season game tonight, however, against the Ottawa Senators.