2018 Indonesia earthquake & tsunami

This tragic and devastating earthquake, followed by tsunami took place on Friday September 28, 2018 in the Donggala region of Indonesia. An earthquake with magnitude of 7.5 struck the Sulawesi Province, triggering an 18 foot tall tsunami in Palu, the capital.


An earthquake is an intense shaking of the Earth's surface. The shaking is caused my movements in Earth's outermost layer.

A tsunami is a series of waves caused by an earthquake, underwater volcanic eruption, landslide or other abrupt disturbance. The most common cause of a tsunami is an earthquake, sudden shifting of the earth's crust, releasing energy.