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    Tuesday Sep 25, 2018

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    2018 Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami

    Tuesday Sep 25, 2018

    On 28 September 2018, a shallow, large earthquake struck in the neck of the Minahasa Peninsula, Indonesia, with its epicentre located in the mountainous Donggala Regency, Central Sulawesi. The magnitude 7.5 quake was located 70 km (43 mi) away from the provincial capital Palu and was felt as far away as Samarinda on East Kalimantan and also in Tawau, Malaysia. The combined effects of the earthquake and tsunami led to the deaths of an estimated 4,340 people.