JAKARTA- Climate . A catastrophic devastating hit last Friday destroying the city of Palu surrounding areas. The Government Officials toll the reporters so far they registered 384 killed the numbers are expecting to raise in the following days.

For the being all communications system are damaged in the , as a result, the relief officials efforts are not effective at one hundred so not be able to information correctly the rescue operation properly.

From now it is really to get any information from Donggala regency, affected area in the side of Palu is the closest the epicenter of the 7.5 magnitude quake.

A massive evacuation diligence operated In Palu, more than 16,000 were evacuated to safe to avoid aftershock effects particularly in the such as Donggala, the island of Sulawesi.

Let remind Palu is the capital of Sulawesi province, a populated area at the of a narrow bay the coast of Sulawesi island, estimated population of 379,800 in 2017.

The city celebrating its 40th anniversary a off for workers, students government officials the after the hit them during the festive moment, made this Friday a very sad one.

city affected is Donggala, this site is a regency stretching along more than 300 km (180 miles) of coastline in the of Sulawesi island. The Regency, administrative region below a province, had estimated population of 299,200 in 2017.

The Sulawesi where a fishing and farming area is badly hit also, have a huge economic the population because this area is the economic backbone of the . Because the Sulawesi this province is the pivot , especially for trade between the coastal region of Donggala, the Nickel mining exploitation, and the exchange rapport existing between this province and the show area in Morowali, on the opposite coast of Sulawesi.

This is not the first Palu and Donggala hit tsunamis several in the past 100 years, to ’s Disaster Mitigation Agency.

In 1938, a killed more than 200 and destroyed of houses in Donggala. A also struck western Donggala in 1996, killing nine.

Indonesia is very delicate sits on the dangerous seismically Pacific Ring of Fire a well known -risk area and is regularly hit earthquakes and tsunami .

Here are of the devastating earthquakes and tsunamis hit this region in the most recent years:

– 2004: A quake on the western coast of Indonesia’s Aceh province in northern Sumatra on Dec. 26 triggered a tsunami that struck 14 countries, killing 226,000 people along Indian coastline, more than of them in Aceh.

– 2005: A series of strong quakes hit the western coast of Sumatra in late March and early April. died in Nias Island, off the coast of Sumatra.

– 2006: A 6.8 magnitude hit south of Java, Indonesia’s most populated island, triggering a tsunami that smashed into the southern coast, killing nearly 700 people.

– 2009: A 7.6 magnitude quake struck near the city of Padang, capital of Sumatra province. More than 1,100 people were killed.

– 2010: A 7.5 magnitude quake hit one of the Mentawai islands, off Sumatra, triggering up to a tsunami of up to 10 meters that destroyed dozens of villages and killed 300 people.

– 2016: A shallow quake hit the Pidie Jaya regency in Aceh, causing destruction and panic as people were reminded the devastation of the deadly 2004 quake and tsunami. No tsunami triggered this , but more than 100 were killed by fallen buildings.

– 2: quakes hit Indonesia’s tourist island of Lombok, killing more than 500 people, mostly on the northern side of the island. The quake destroyed thousands of buildings and left thousands of tourists temporarily stranded.