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Eyewitness of Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Central Sulawesi

Eyewitness of Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Central Sulawesi

In line with the International Disaster Risk Reduction Day, UNESCO Office Jakarta introduced its ongoing project on documenting the survivors and eyewitnesses story of the 1927, 1938, 1968, dan 2018 earthquakes and tsunamis in Central Sulawesi.

The shifting of Palu-Koro fault had amplified the jolt of the 7.4- magnitude earthquake which triggered tsunami and liquefaction in September 2018. This was not the first earthquake and tsunami that hits Central Sulawesi. The people in Central Sulawesi have experienced many earthquakes including those in 1927, 1938, and 1968 that caused tsunami. The 2018 liquefaction phenomenon that struck areas in Palu city and District of Sigi in Central Sulawesi was the one of the deadliest liquefaction.

Thirty survivor and eyewitness stories have been documented. The documentation is collectively carried out by Indian Ocean Tsunami Information Centre of IOC-UNESCO, Forum Sudut Pandang Palu, Sinekoci, University of Tadulako, Museum of Central Sulawesi, and supported by The Charles Engelhard Foundation.

Their stories will be revealed at the World Tsunami Awareness Day on 5 November 2020.

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