Indonesia

Indonesia's double disaster exposes earthquake lessons not learned

The 7.5-magnitude earthquake that struck Indonesia on Sept. 28, triggered a tsunami and extensive soil liquefaction, killing 2,073 people according to the latest official estimate. Up to 5,000 more may be missing. All the destruction and loss of life have left many wondering why Indonesia — a country prone to earthquakes — wasn't more prepared.

Quake, deadly tsunami hit Indonesian island

The tsunami up to six feet high struck beaches as dusk fell in Palu, a sleepy but growing tourist resort, and the nearby fishing town of Donggala, closest to the epicenter of the quake, officials said.

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