Road Ruptured by 2018 Palu Earthquake

Road Ruptured by 2018 Palu Earthquake

A road in Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia, ruptured by the magnitude 7.5 Palu earthquake in September 2018. The shallow, large earthquake had its epicentre in Central Sulawesi and was felt as far away as East Kalimantan and Malaysia. This event had caught geologists by surprise as the tsunami that followed was of greater height than expected, despite the strike-slip (horizontal motion) of the earthquake. Scientists thus theorise that other factors, such as underwater landslides, could have triggered the tsunami.

Road Ruptured by 2018 Palu Earthquake

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Muzli