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Devastating photos of the aftermath of the Indonesia quake-tsunami

The powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia's central Sulawesi has claimed many victims as rescuers scrambled to reach the stricken region......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarSep 29th, 2018

Photos, DNA tests as Indonesians search for lost relatives

CARITA, Indonesia – Grief-stricken Indonesians queued with photos or waited on DNA tests Wednesday, December 26, to find out if their missing loved ones were among bodies being held in a hospital morgue after a devastating tsunami tore families apart . "I'm scared," said Tubagus Cecep, 63, as he waited nervously at a hospital in devastated ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018

UN chief tours tsunami-hit Indonesian city as survivors pray

PALU, Indonesia – Thousands of survivors of a devastating quake-tsunami prayed Friday, October 12, by the shores of disaster-struck Palu, as the UN chief praised their "resilience" during a tour of the devastated Indonesian city. The 7.5-magnitude quake and wall of water that tore through the city on Sulawesi island ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Children born aboard floating hospital in quake aftermath

PALU, Indonesia: Dinar was lucky to survive the Indonesian quake-tsunami that levelled her home. But she didn’t have much time to count her blessings—she was nine months pregnant and about to give birth in a disaster zone. The 38-year-old confronted a terrifying scene: the city of Palu was in ruins, its damaged hospitals overflowed with [...] The post Children born aboard floating hospital in quake aftermath appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

Indonesia quake: Kids traumatized

PALU — Many children have been separated from their families and are “in shock and traumatized” following Indonesia’s devastating quake-tsunami, aid workers said Thursday, as much-needed supplies trickled in to shattered communities. A total of 1,411 people has been confirmed dead and over 2,500 injured after the monster earthquake struck Friday sending destructive waves barrelling […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Quake survivors clamor to flee hard-hit Indonesian city

PALU, Indonesia — As officials began burying hundreds of dead in a mass grave Monday, thousands of survivors of a devastating earthquake and tsunami converged on the airport of this heavily damaged Indonesian city and clamored to leave, saying there was little to eat and their homes were unsafe. The confirmed death toll of 844,… link: Quake survivors clamor to flee hard-hit Indonesian city.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

DFA: Efforts to locate missing Filipino inmate in Indonesia underway

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is trying to determine the condition of a Filipino who was reported to be among hundreds of prisoners who escaped from the Lapas Penitentiary in the aftermath of a 7.4 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit Central Sulawesi, Indonesia on Friday. READ: Filipino inmate in tsunami-hit Indonesia town now missing --- consul general The Filipino detainee, who was earlier reported to be safe, allegedly joined a mass jailbreak after the earthquake damaged the prison, according to Oscar Orcine of the Philippine Consulate General in Manado, Indonesia. READ:Philippines condoles with Indonesia as quake-tsunami deaths rise Orcine said the Filipi...Keep on reading: DFA: Efforts to locate missing Filipino inmate in Indonesia underway.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

Quake survivors clamor to flee hard-hit Indonesian city

PALU, Indonesia --- As officials began burying hundreds of dead in a mass grave Monday, thousands of survivors of a devastating earthquake and tsunami converged on the airport of this heavily damaged Indonesian city and clamored to leave, saying there was little to eat and their homes were unsafe. The confirmed death toll of 844, mostly from the city of Palu, is expected to rise as authorities reach areas that were cut off by the disaster. The magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck at dusk Friday and generated a tsunami said to have been as high as 6 meters (20 feet) in places. Search-and-rescue teams combed destroyed homes and buildings, including a collapsed eight-story hotel, for a...Keep on reading: Quake survivors clamor to flee hard-hit Indonesian city.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

6.6-magnitude quake rattles Indonesia

A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian coast early Monday, sending residents running out of their homes, but no tsunami warning was issued. The quake hit at a depth of 60 kilometres (40 miles) under the Molucca Sea, some 175 kilometres north northwest of the city of Ternate, according to the USGS. There were […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

Strong 6.6-magnitude quake hits off Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian coast early Monday, sending residents running out of their homes, but no tsunami warning was issued. The quake hit at a depth of 60 kilometers (40 miles) under the Molucca Sea, some 175 kilometers north-northwest of the city of Ternate, according to the USGS. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties and Indonesia's geophysics agency did not issue a tsunami alert. "We felt the quake and some people got out of their house but there was no real panic. There is no damage in my area," said a man from Ternate called Budi, who like many Indonesians goes by one name. Bani Nasution, a ...Keep on reading: Strong 6.6-magnitude quake hits off Indonesia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

6.9-magnitude quake off Davao

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off southern Mindanao on Saturday and a tsunami threat was possible for parts of the Philippines and neighboring Indonesia, monitors said. The quake struck southeast of Davao City at a depth of 59 kilometers (35 miles), the US Geological Survey said. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology measured the magnitude […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 29th, 2018

UPDATE: Magnitude 7.1 quake hits Davao Oriental, tsunami alert up in parts of PH, Indonesia

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Davao Oriental before noon on Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. At the same time, Phivolcs issued a tsunami warning following…READ The post UPDATE: Magnitude 7.1 quake hits Davao Oriental, tsunami alert up in parts of PH, Indonesia appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 29th, 2018

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake rocks Davao Oriental

MANILA, Philippines (6th UPDATE) – A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck off east of Governor Generoso town in Davao Oriental on Saturday, December 29, with possible tsunami threat for parts of the Philippines and Indonesia. According to a bulletin posted by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the quake was recorded ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2018

Indonesia rescuers scramble to reach isolated tsunami-struck towns

CARITA, Indonesia – Indonesian search and rescue teams Wednesday, December 26, plucked stranded residents from remote islands and pushed into isolated communities still desperate for aid in the aftermath of a volcano-triggered tsunami that killed more than 400 . Medical workers have warned that clean water and medicine supplies were running low ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018

Indonesia disinfects quake-hit Palu

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesian authorities on Thursday used helicopters to drop disinfectant on parts of the earthquake-and-tsunami-ravaged city of Palu, where thousands of decomposing bodies are still buried beneath once-thriving neighborhoods. The magnitude 7.5 quake and a subsequent tsunami razed swathes of the city on Sulawesi island on September 28. More than 2100 bodies have […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Duterte flies to Bali for Asean show of unity

BALI, Indonesia --- President Rodrigo Duterte is joining other leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in a show of unity as they hold their annual summit on this Indonesian resort island on Thursday.   The President was expected to arrive here on Wednesday night, after the Philippines sent over $300,000 in aid to survivors of a 7.5-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that devastated the island of Sulawesi on Sept. 28.   More than 2,000 people died and more than 5,000 others remained missing in the aftermath of the disaster.   A military C-130 plane carrying the aid left Manila on Wednesday morning for Jakarta.   The aid incl...Keep on reading: Duterte flies to Bali for Asean show of unity.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

PH gives aid worth $300K to Indonesia for quake-tsunami victims

Quake survivor Nurhayati walks at an area where her house once stood in Lere subdistrict in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 3, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Palace: PH to assist quake-hit Indonesia

        Malacaangon Fridayannounced the country's preparedness to assist its Southeast Asian neighbor Indonesia as massive earthquake and tsunami devastated Sulawesi Island last week.   "The Philippine government will provide financial assistance through the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management," the Palace said in a statement. It noted that the Philippines is ready to send relief items and a medical team at the soonest possible time. "This is a time for ASEAN solidarity," Malacaang stressed.   The Palace assured that the countrywill do its part, no matter how modest, to help Indonesia...Keep on reading: Palace: PH to assist quake-hit Indonesia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Time running out for quake survivors

WANI — The death toll in Indonesia’s twin quake-tsunami disaster rose to nearly 1,400 Wednesday, with time running out to rescue survivors and the UN warning of “vast” unmet needs. Authorities set a tentative deadline of Friday to find anyone still trapped under rubble, at which point — a week after this devastating double disaster […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

Volcano erupts on same Indonesian island hit earlier by quake, tsunami

Published: 12:53 a.m., Oct. 3, 2018 | Updated: 9:37 p.m., Oct. 3, 2018 JAKARTA, Indonesia --- A volcano erupted Wednesday on the same central Indonesian island struck last week by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, and authorities warned planes about volcanic ash in the air. Mount Soputan on Sulawesi island spewed a massive column of ash more than 6,000 meters (19,700 feet) into the sky at around 8:47 a.m. local time, or 7:47 a.m. Jakarta time,prompting authorities to raise the volcano's status to Level III (alert) of the four-level national volcano alert system. No evacuations were immediately ordered. Potential lava flows But according to The Jakarta Post, the Center for...Keep on reading: Volcano erupts on same Indonesian island hit earlier by quake, tsunami.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

Indonesian soldiers ordered to fire on looters in disaster zone

PALU, Indonesia --- Indonesian soldiers have been ordered to fire on people caught looting on the quake and tsunami-struck island of Sulawesi, a colonel said Wednesday, after desperate survivors raided shops for food and water. Police have already arrested dozens of people for looting in the disaster zone around the seaside city of Palu, which has been reduced to rubble. Local military colonel Ida Dewa Agung Hadisaputra told AFP soldiers had now been given orders to shoot people spotted stealing from shops. "If there is looting again, we will quickly fire a warning shot and then shoot to immobilize," he said. "They tried to loot on the first day, when gasoline... and wate...Keep on reading: Indonesian soldiers ordered to fire on looters in disaster zone.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018