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PHOTO STORY: First the earth shook

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On 28 September, a series of strong earthquakes struck Central Sulawesi Province in Indonesia.

On 28 September, a series of strong earthquakes struck Central Sulawesi Province. The strongest of which measured 7.4M and was just 10 km deep. The earthquake triggered a tsunami that struck the coast of Palu, destroying buildings up to 400 metres from the shoreline, and caused landslides and liquefaction that submerged entire villages in mud. More than 2,000 people died in the disaster and a further 1,000 people are still missing.

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