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AARDBEVING: Inschatting schade Palu infographic
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Dodental Indonesiƫmeer dan 1.400

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October 3, 2018 -- Een beeld van grootschalige verwoesting doemt op van Palu City na de aardbeving en de tsunami die het Indonesische eiland Sulawesi vrijdag hebben getroffen

The death toll has passed 1,400 but officials warn that the number of casualties could rise into the thousands. Palu was one of the worst-affected areas, with several neighbourhoods almost completely wiped out.

While coastal areas took heavy damage because of the tsunami, satellite images reveal large inland flows of mud that caused severe damage in densely populated areas. Intense shaking from the earthquake may have triggered liquefaction and lateral spreading, processes in which wet sand and silt takes on the characteristics of a liquid.

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