Indonesia in panic mode: history's worst cyclones and tsunamis

Indonesia has been struck by a reported magnitude 7 earthquake

Stars Insider

02/08/19 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Natural disaster

Nature's immense and overwhelming beauty is balanced only by its immense and overwhelming destruction, and the numerous natural disasters of this millennium are proof of that. Indonesia was recently struck with a reported magnitude 7 earthquake, affecting the islands of Sumatra and Java. Locals are in panic mode, after authorities warned that tsunami waves could be 9 feet (2.7 meters) high. Authorities have also asked residents on the Banten coast to "immediately evacuate to higher ground." At time of writing, there have been no reported casualties, but that could change very soon.

With our increased global connection, and the added pressures of climate change, each new catastrophe is felt more closely throughout the world, and the consequent deaths, illnesses, and devastation are impossible to ignore. Click through to see the incredible damage caused by the elements.

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