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Twin earthquakes send residents fleeing on Indonesia’s Sumba

There are no immediate reports of serious damage — (JAKARTA, Indonesia) Two quakes struck in quick succession off the southern coast of Indonesia’s Sumba island on Tuesday morning, October 2, sending startled people into the streets for safety. A shallow and moderately strong 5.9 quake struck at 2359 GMT, around 40 kilometers (25 miles) off …

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Palu tsunami: mass burials to begin amid desperate search for survivors

Death toll expected to reach into the thousands after tsunami hit Palu and Donggala on island of Sulawesi — Authorities in Indonesia were preparing a mass burial for victims of the tsunami that hit the city of Palu as relatives of the missing searched body bags for their loved ones and the search for survivors …

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Scores killed in Indonesia quake-tsunami

Palu’s main airport shuts down after the tsunami struck, making it difficult for rescuers to assess the damage and provide the exact number of deaths brought by the earthquake — (MAKASSAR, Indonesia) Scores of people were killed when a powerful quake and tsunami struck central Indonesia, an AFP photographer at the scene said on Saturday, …

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2 dead as multiple quakes rock Indonesia’s Lombok island

Seismologists record a series of quakes throughout Sunday, the first measuring 6.3 shortly before midday, followed nearly 12 hours later by a late evening quake measuring 6.9 and at least 5 more significant aftershocks — (MATARAM, Indonesia) Multiple earthquakes – including a powerful and shallow 6.9-magnitude tremor – struck Indonesia’s Lombok on Sunday, August 19, …

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Kīlauea Eruption Abruptly Slows Down

Volcanologists say it’s too soon to know whether the sudden drop in activity signals the end of the eruption or just a pause — Nearly 3 months into one of its most voluminous and destructive eruptions in recent history, Hawaii’s Kīlauea volcano abruptly went quiet over the weekend, with new lava from the volcano’s flank …

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‘The entire habitat is gone’: Hawaii’s natural wonders claimed by lava

The Kilauea eruption has wiped out rare sites and whole ecosystems. As the island mourns a tragedy, it also accepts the brutal cycle of nature — In Puna, the area of Hawaii island that’s been hardest hit by the Kilauea volcano eruption, those who lived nearest to the lava flows watched the forest around their …

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