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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

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

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

DFA trying to reach Filipino near volcanic eruption site in Indonesia

A Filipino who lives near an Indonesian island affected by a volcanic eruption is being tracked down by authorities, the Deaprtment of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in a statement on Wednesday. At around 8:47 a.m. on Wednesday, Mount Supotan in Sulawesi, Indonesia spewed a massive column of ash. READ:Volcano erupts on same Indonesian island hit earlier by quake, tsunami Oscar Orcine, Philippine Consulate General in Indonesia reported to DFA that they are trying to get in touch with the Filipino who is also a retired employee of Orcine. The Filipino is living with his Indonesian wife and son near the volcano at 45 kilometers from Manado, Indonesia. Meanwhile, Orcine said 144 Filip...Keep on reading: DFA trying to reach Filipino near volcanic eruption site in Indonesia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

‘Time running out’ for Indonesia tsunami survivors – Al Jazeera

Time was running out on Wednesday for anyone trapped in the debris of a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

Desperation grows as death toll soars from Indonesia quake

PALU, Indonesia --- Trucks carrying food for desperate survivors of the earthquake on Indonesia's Sulawesi island rolled in with a police escort Tuesday to guard against looters, while the death toll from the disaster soared past 1,200. Four days after the magnitude 7.5 earthquake and tsunami struck, supplies of food, water, fuel and medicine had yet to reach the hardest-hit areas outside Palu, the largest city that was heavily damaged. Many roads in the earthquake zone are blocked and communications lines are down. "We feel like we are stepchildren here because all the help is going to Palu," said Mohamad Taufik, 38, from the town of Donggala, where five of his relatives are s...Keep on reading: Desperation grows as death toll soars from Indonesia quake.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

Indonesia tsunami worsened by shape of Palu bay — scientists

  The tsunami that ravaged the Indonesian city of Palu was outsized compared to the earthquake that spawned it, but other factors -- including a long, narrow bay -- conspired to create monster waves, scientists say. 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. The 7.5-magnitude quake, which struck early evening on Friday -- a time when many in the Muslim-majority country would have been at the mosque -- brought buildings down all over Palu and its surrounding area. But it was an unlikely confluence of geophysical conditions that gave rise to a localized tsunami that wa...Keep on reading: Indonesia tsunami worsened by shape of Palu bay — scientists.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

Cayetano defends Duterte, Elon Musk, Indonesia quake | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano justifies President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody drug war during the United Nations General Assembly. Elon Musk will step down as Tesla's chairman of the board but stay on as CEO. The death toll from Indonesia's quake and tsunami disaster in Sulawesi reaches 832 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

Death toll in quake tops 800

PALU, Indonesia: The death toll in Indonesia’s quake-tsunami disaster nearly doubled to more than 800 on Sunday, as ill-equipped rescuers struggled to reach scores of trapped victims, health officials resorted to mass burials and desperate residents looted shops for food and water. “The casualties will keep increasing,” said national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, [...] The post Death toll in quake tops 800 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

PH vows to help Indonesia

THE Philippine government on Sunday vowed to assist in relief efforts in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia as the death toll in Friday’s 7.5-magnitude quake and tsunami exceeded 800. “We join the people of Indonesia in offering our prayers to the hundreds who died after a powerful [7.5-magnitude] earthquake and tsunami hit Central Sulawesi last Friday,” Palace [...] The post PH vows to help Indonesia appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018