A video made from images taken by a satellite at a time when a powerful earthquake struck the island of Celebes was published on Twitter by an Indonesian official. The landslide that occurred in a neighborhood of the city of Palu during the earthquake of September 28 has since been captured by a satellite.
Published on his Twitter by Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, head of the public relations department of the Indonesian National Disaster Management Council, the 12-second video made from satellite images shows the destruction of hundreds of houses driven by the mud.
Proses likuifaksi tanah di Kota Palu hash rekaman citrated Satelit WorldView resolusi pixel 0.5 meter. Rumah dan bangunan terseret oleh lumpur yang muncul akibat gempa dan menenggelamkannya. Tim SAR terus bekerja melakukan evakuasi di daerah ini. Korban terus ditemukan. pic.twitter.com/G3Ki40tdmA
– Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) October 5, 2018
The 7.5-magnitude earthquake that struck Celebes on Friday left at least 1,763 dead, more than 5,000 missing and more than 59,000 displaced, according to the latest assessment announced Sunday by the disaster management agency and the government quoted by AFP.
This earthquake was of greater magnitude than the series of earthquakes that left more than 500 dead and about 1,500 wounded in August on the island of Lombok, neighboring Bali.
The earthquake was followed by a tsunami at 18:22 local time, with a 1.5-meter wave that hit the coast near Palu.
Three French nationals, as well as a South Korean and a Malaysian are missing, according to local authorities.