The BBC and other media are sharing photos and video this morning following a 7.5-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia Friday evening which triggered a large tsunami. The tsunami struck Palu, Donggala and the surrounding settlements. As of the morning of September 20, 2018, many people are still reported trapped in the rubble of buildings, waiting to be rescued. Jusuf Kalla, vice president of Indonesia since 2014, said the final death toll could be thousands. Officials on Sunday also shared chilling videos and photos on social media of land liquefaction in the wake of the disaster, where the soil turns into something akin to quicksand and drags buildings along with it. Here are some links to stories and images:
Bottom line: Links to stories and images of the 7.5-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Indonesia on Friday, September 28, 2018. By Sunday, the death toll had gone over 800.
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