Earthquake and tsunami in Palu of Sulawesi Island in Indonesia

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A very powerful earthquake magnitude 7.5 RS (with number of aftershocks) hit the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia last night. Sadly, the quake resulted in a tsunami that produced waves of 3 meters high and hit the town of Palu and its vicinities. 

The calamity, so far claimed over 400 lives (the number will increase, as the search and rescue teams send in their reports) and injured thousands of people. The tsunami waves resulted in severe damages to private and public infrastructure. 

The Indonesian authorities are now rolling out the search and rescue operations, as well as started delivering the relief to the survivors. My own organisation is now considering how we should support the people in need.

I will be reporting on how the situation develops. In the meanwhile, here comes the link to the images of Palu and surroundings after the disaster.

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