Axar.az
UP
17 October 2018


Death toll from Indonesia quake reaches 2,088

Home page Society
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

The death toll from last month’s earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia has climbed to 2,088, officials said Friday.

The National Disaster Management Agency officials said the research and rescue missions halted as of Friday, but the state of emergency will continue until Oct. 26.

The officials added that a total of 680 people are believed to be missing and the number of injured people receiving treatment in hospitals are up to 4,612.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of the National Disaster Management Agency, said on Thursday that most of the deaths, 1,663, occurred in Palu, mainly because of the tsunami.

Last month, a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck Sulawesi Island, which triggered a tsunami in the cities of Donggala and Palu that towered up to 10 feet (3 meters) high.

Indonesia lies within the Pacific Ocean’s 'Ring of Fire' where tectonic plates collide and cause frequent seismic and volcanic activity.

On Dec. 26, 2004, a magnitude 9.1 earthquake struck the eastern coast of Sumatra, triggering a tsunami that killed around 230,000 people as it tore along the coasts of Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.

Date
2018.10.12 / 19:33
Author
Axar.az
Comments
See also

"Azerbaijan Independence Day" in San Jose

Only 3 emergencies occurred in history of Soyuz launches

Two pilots killed in Su-27 fighter jet crash in Ukraine

US judge approves Musk's SEC settlement

Train derailment kills 6 in Morocco

Bakcell to launch around 400 new 4G

Rain predicted tomorrow

“Education Bus 2018” summer school

Certificate of Honor on Azerbaijan’s Independence Day - Photo

Earthquake hits Shamakhi

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla