Earthquakes

A sign "Pray for Petobo" is placed on a piece of a road on Saturday Oct. 6, 2018 after it moved when earthquake hit Petobo neighborhood in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia last week. Search teams pulled bodies from obliterated neighborhoods in the disaster-stricken Indonesian city of Palu on Saturday as more aid rolled in and the government said it was considering making devastated areas into mass graves. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
October 07, 2018 - 3:56 am
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Indonesia's disaster agency says the death toll from the earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi island has risen to 1,763, with more than 5,000 feared missing. Agency spokesman Sutopo...
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October 06, 2018 - 11:38 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook northwestern Haiti late Saturday, damaging homes, a church and at least one hospital. Officials reported that people had been injured, but had not confirmed local media reports of deaths. The U.S. Geologic Survey said the quake hit at 8:...
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Indonesian military and police personnel carry relief aid from a Japan Air Force cargo plane at the Mutiara Sis Al-Jufri airport in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. A 7.5 magnitude earthquake rocked the city on Sept. 28, triggering a tsunami and mud slides that killed a large number of people and displaced tens of thousands others. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
October 06, 2018 - 7:36 am
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Search teams pulled bodies from obliterated neighborhoods in the disaster-stricken Indonesian city of Palu on Saturday as more aid rolled in and the government said it was considering making devastated areas into mass graves. Indonesia's disaster agency said the death toll...
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A boy is teary-eyed as he joins during Friday prayers outside a damaged mosque caused by the massive earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia Oct. 5, 2018. French rescuers say they've been unable to find the possible sign of life they detected a day earlier under the rubble of a hotel that collapsed in the earthquake a week ago on Indonesia's Sulawesi island. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
October 05, 2018 - 5:08 am
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of Muslim survivors in the Indonesian city of Palu have gathered at shattered mosques for Friday prayers, seeking strength to rebuild their lives a week after a powerful earthquake and tsunami killed more than 1,500 people. Men with skull caps sat on prayer mats in...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, photo, Indonesian men carry car tires past Sabuk Nusantara 39 which was swept ashore by the tsunami in Wani village on the outskirt of Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The crew of the hulking ferry dropped by the tsunami in front of a row of houses in an Indonesian village say the wave that drove them onto land was a towering 10-15 meters or higher and came just several minutes after a quake made the ship bounce like a basketball. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
October 05, 2018 - 2:02 am
WANI, Indonesia (AP) — The captain and crew sailing the Sabuk Nusantara ferry to new owners on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi got the task done and then some. The hulking red and yellow ship was bounced like a basketball as a massive earthquake rocked the region and it landed in front of a row...
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Members of the French organization Pompiers de l'urgence leave after checking for signs of life on their device at a heavily damaged Mercure hotel caused by the massive earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. French rescuers say they've been unable to find the possible sign of life they detected a day earlier under the rubble of a hotel that collapsed in the earthquake a week ago on Indonesia's Sulawesi island. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
October 04, 2018 - 11:54 pm
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — French rescuers on Friday were unable to find the possible sign of life they detected a day earlier under hotel rubble, a week after the destructive earthquake and tsunami struck Indonesia's Sulawesi island, killing more than 1,550 people and burying hundreds in mud and...
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Filipinos stand beside the heavily damaged Mercure hotel after a massive earthquake and tsunami hit Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Life is on hold for thousands living in tents and shelters in the Indonesian city hit by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, unsure when they'll be able to rebuild and spending hours each day often futilely trying to secure necessities such as fuel for generators. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
October 04, 2018 - 3:35 pm
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — A French rescue team said Thursday it has detected a possible sign of life under the rubble of a hotel in Indonesia's Sulawesi island nearly a week after it was hit by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, as the death toll rose to more than 1,500. Philip Besson, a member of the...
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Anisa Cornelia grimaces in pain as she lies inside a medical tent after being injured in a massive earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. All she could think of was the love of her life, the man she was supposed to marry this month. She had not seen him since a deadly tsunami smashed into the Indonesian city of Palu last week, separating the pair possibly forever as they strolled along a sandy beach at twilight. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
October 04, 2018 - 1:55 pm
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — She lay inside a medical tent in the stifling midday heat, wincing in pain at the deep gashes and cuts that covered her body. But all Anisa Cornelia could think about was the love of her life — the man she was supposed to marry this month. She had not seen him since a deadly...
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Plumes of volcanic ash rise out of Mount Soputan, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, from the village of Tombatu, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. No evacuations were immediately ordered, though people were advised to avoid the area nearest the mountain and to beware of falling ash. (AP Photo/Yehezkiel Dondokambey)
October 03, 2018 - 9:23 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano erupted Wednesday on the same central Indonesian island struck last week by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, but no evacuations were ordered. Mount Soputan on the northern part of Sulawesi island spewed ash more than 6,000 meters (19,700 feet) into the sky in...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, photo, a police K9 unit continues to search for victims in the wreckage following earthquakes and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi Indonesia. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
October 03, 2018 - 11:53 am
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia (all times local): 2 p.m. The death toll from an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia has increased to 1,407. National disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in Jakarta on Wednesday afternoon that 519 of the...
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