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.

Indonesian quake takes a toll on tourism industry

"It went from high season just a few days ago to absolutely nothing now," lamented Howard Singleton, who owns a beachside restaurant in the west coast town of Senggigi, ravished by striking sunset views of a volcano on neighboring Bali.

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The Bomb saved my mom

When the first of the two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan, Marco Werman's mother was in a WWII prison camp in Indonesia. And, were it not for the bombs, his mom might not have survived the camp.