CRS helps victims of Indonesia earthquake and tsunami
Manado, Indonesia, Oct 1, 2018 / 03:26 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic humanitarian groups have joined the efforts to support the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday.
A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck 6 miles beneath Sulawesi just after 6 pm Sept. 28. It set off a tsunami, which caused 20 foot-high waves which devastated coastal cities, including, prominently, Palu. The quake also caused landslides and power outages. At least 844 people have died as a result of the disaster.
The country’s tsunami warning system had reportedly been damaged. Though an alert was still issued, the