SoCultures Magazine 2018 SoCultures Magazine December 2018 - Page 94

SOCULTURES DECEMBER 2018 Celebrations Nostalgia 2018 September Indonesia tsunami and earthquake on September 28 th Indonesia faced a long and painful devastating earthquake and tsunami in September. Palu, in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province, was ravaged on September 28 th by a 7.5-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that lashed the coastal city with waves up to 20 ft. tall, killing over 2,100. The devastation damaged over 68,450 houses and left around 680 people missing . Balaroa, a district in Palu, was completely obliterated by the soil liquefaction that followed immediately after the earthquake By Makassar Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency 94 | P a g e