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Timeline: Indonesia hit by devastating quakes and tsunamis | Indonesia News



More than 370 people were killed and hundreds injured in a tsunami on the shores of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia. This was the last catastrophe that hit the vast archipelago of more than 17,000 islands and 260 million people.

The Saturday's tsunami was followed by an underground landslide that was thought to have been caused by the erupting volcano Anak Krakatau nearby. The periodically active volcano has been spewing ash and lava since June.

Indonesia lies on the geologically active Pacific "Ring of Fire" and is frequently hit by earthquakes and tsunamis.

Here are some of the biggest disasters of recent years:

September 201

8 : More than 2,000 people are killed by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake (tsunami) that hits the city of Palu on the west coast the island of Sulawesi and the surrounding areas devastated. Tens of thousands were homeless.

August 2018 : The severe earthquakes shook Indonesia's tourist island of Lombok. More than 500 people were killed, mostly on the north side of the island] December 2016 : A powerful and shallow quake hits the Pidie Jaya regency in Aceh, northern Sumatra, causing destruction and panic as humans move through the destruction of a deadly quake of 2004 and a tsunami were recalled. No tsunami was triggered, but more than 100 were killed by fallen buildings.

The Mentawai Islands off Sumatra unleash a tsunami of up to 10 meters. Around 300 people are killed and dozens of villages destroyed.

September 2009 : A magnitude 7.6 quake strikes near the city of Padang, which Capital of the West, in front of Sumatra Province. Over 1,100 people are killed.

July 1945 ]: An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 meets south of Java, the most populous island in Indonesia, and triggers a tsunami that collapsed on the south coast, killing nearly 700 people. Tens of thousands are expelled.

May 2006 : A shallow earthquake shakes the area around the ancient royal city of Yogyakarta in Java, killing at least 5,500 people and destroying or damaging 150,000 homes.

March / April 2005 : A series of heavy quakes hit the west coast of Sumatra. Hundreds die on the island of Nias off the coast of Sumatra

[19456500] December 2004 : A A massive 9.1 magnitude earthquake on the west coast of the Indonesian province of Aceh triggers a tsunami that affects 14 countries and kills 226,000 people on the shores of the Indian Ocean. Indonesia is hit hardest by more than 120,000 dead in Aceh, where entire communities are wiped out.

SOURCE:
Al Jazeera and news agencies


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