Indonesia earthquake and tsunami, in numbers

A massive earthquake triggered a tsunami in Palu where hundreds of people have been killed


By Cutacut Editorial Team

KARACHI: A devastating 7.5 magnitude earthquake first hit the city of Palu in Indonesia, which triggered a tsunami that has destroyed properties, roads and bridges and claimed hundreds of lives. President of Indonesia Joko Widodo has called for international help to deal with the crisis.

Here, we document the natural disaster in numbers:

844

is the number of reported casualties so far

1.6 million

is the number of people who have been affected by the tsunami and the earthquake

3

is the number of days it has been since the tsunami hit Palu

1,200

is the number of convicts that escaped detention facilities following the earthquake

300,000

is the number of residents of the city of Palu

20 feet

is how high the waves were that crashed into the city

 

Source: BBC

 

Read More