Número de vítimas do sismo na Indonésia ultrapassa 1.400
October 3, 2018 -- Emergiu uma imagem de destruição em larga escala na cidade de Palu
após o sismo e tsunami que atingiu a ilha indonésia de Sulawesi na sexta-feira.
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.