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24,000 evacuated, two dead in Indonesian floods

"We experience flooding at least five to eight times a year -- but (this) is one of the most severe," said a resident of Pirak Timur. 

The number of people evacuated to government shelters stood at around 13,000 on Tuesday, with the states of Johor, Malacca and Sabah the worst affected.
Published on Jan 04, 2022 05:19 PM IST
AFP | , Indonesia

2004 tsunami: 17 years on, a look back at one of the deadliest disasters ever

Triggered by the undersea earthquake activity offshore, the 100-feet-high tsunami waves laid bare complete annihilation in as many as 14 countries, making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history.

Submerged buildings are seen near the pier at Ton Sai Bay in Thailand’s Phi Phi island, December 28, 2004 after a tsunami hit the area. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Published on Dec 26, 2021 06:10 AM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Magnitude 7.6 earthquake hits Indonesia, tsunami warning issued

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, on the other hand, estimated the magnitude at 7.7, placing the earthquake at a depth of 5km.

Indonesia experiences frequent quakes and volcanic eruptions due to its position on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”. (Photo via social media)
Updated on Dec 14, 2021 11:00 AM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Krakatau volcano partial collapse triggered Indonesia tsunami - officials

The fact the tsunami was triggered by a volcano, and not by an earthquake, may be the reason why no tsunami warning was triggered, scientists said.

An aerial view of Anak Krakatau volcano during an eruption at Sunda strait in South Lampung, Indonesia.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 24, 2018 04:07 PM IST

Tsunami set off by volcano kills 222 across Indonesia

A tsunami apparently caused by the eruption of an island volcano killed at least 168 people around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, sending a wall of water crashing some 65 feet (20 meters) inland and sweeping away hundreds of houses including hotels.

Hundreds of buildings were destroyed by the wave, which hit the coast of southern Sumatra and the western tip of Java about 9:30 pm (1430 GMT) following the eruption of a volcano known as the “child” of the legendary Krakatoa.(AP)
Updated on Dec 23, 2018 10:38 PM IST
Pandeglang (Indonesia) | ByReuters

What went wrong with Indonesia’s tsunami early warning system

Indonesia’s system, completed in 2008, consists of seismographic sensors, buoys, tidal gauges and GPS. None of these measures were able to adequately predict the scale of Friday’s tsunami, which reached heights of 20 feet in the city of Palu, south of the earthquake’s epicenter.

Some criticism centers on the lack of sirens to warn residents of oncoming waves and shelters on higher ground to accommodate evacuees. Despite the risk of frequent tsunamis up and down the Sulawesi coast, little of this infrastructure exists in Palu.(Reuters/File Photo)
Updated on Oct 03, 2018 10:13 AM IST
New York Times | ByAnjali Singhvi, Bedel Saget and Jasmine C Lee

Before and after: Satellite images show wiped out areas in Indonesia as death toll rises to 1,234

Nearly 60,000 people have been displaced and are in need of emergency help, while thousands have been streaming out of stricken areas of disaster hit Indonesia.

The Petobo neighborhood of Palu, Indonesia, on August 17, 2018, prior to an earthquake (left) and on October 1, 2018, after an earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated the area.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Oct 02, 2018 02:01 PM IST
Palu, Indonesia | ByReuters

Deadly tsunami waves that lashed Indonesia were made worse by shape of Palu bay, say scientists

At least 844 people are already known to have died in the disaster, and officials say that toll is likely to rise – perhaps into the thousands.

An aerial view of an area devastated by an earthquake in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia on October 1, 2018 .(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Oct 02, 2018 11:59 AM IST
Paris | ByAgence France-Presse

Indonesian air traffic controller didn’t leave post until plane was safe, died in earthquake

Indonesian air traffic controller Anthonius Gunawan Agung eventually jumped from the top of the crumbling four-storey tower in a desperate bid to escape, breaking his leg and suffering serious internal injuries.

This aerial picture shows the remains of a ten-storey building in Palu in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on September 30, 2018 after it collapsed following a strong earthquake in the area.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2018 03:26 PM IST
Palu | ByAgence France-Presse

PM Narendra Modi condoles loss of lives in Indonesia quake-tsunami

Over 800 people were killed when a powerful quake sent a tsunami barrelling into the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Saturday.

This aerial picture shows the remains of a ten-storey hotel in Palu in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2018 03:27 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Death toll in Indonesia quake-tsunami doubles to 832, final number could be in thousands

Almost all the deaths had been recorded in Indonesia’s Palu, two days after waves 1.5 metres-high slammed into the city of 350,000 on Sulawesi island.

People injured or affected by the earthquake and tsunami wait to be evacuated on an air force plane in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.(Antara Foto via Reuters)
Updated on Sep 30, 2018 03:26 PM IST
Palu | ByAFP

Nearly 400 killed in Indonesia tsunami-earthquake, death toll may rise

The national disaster agency put the official death toll so far at 384, all of them in the tsunami-struck city of Palu, but warned the toll was likely to rise.

Residents stand in front of a damaged shopping mall after an earthquake hit Palu, Sulawesi Island, Indonesia.(Antara Photo via Reuters)
Updated on Sep 29, 2018 10:19 PM IST
Palu | ByAgence France-Presse
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