Skip to comments.Indonesia steps up race to find survivors as quake toll passes 1,200
Posted on 10/02/2018 7:21:43 AM PDT by SMGFan
PALU, Indonesia, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Indonesia is in a race against time to save victims of a devastating earthquake and tsunami on Sulawesi island, the government said on Tuesday, as the official death toll rose to more than 1,200 and looting fueled fears of lawlessness.
Four days after the double disaster struck, officials feared the toll could soar, as most of the confirmed dead had come from Palu, a small city 1,500 km (930 miles) northeast of Jakarta.
Some remote areas have been largely cut off after Friday's 7.5 magnitude quake triggered tsunami waves, destroying roads and bridges, and their losses have yet to be determined.
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The most seismically active zone in the world....
Prayers for those suffering....
My give a darn is broken beyond repair.
Indonesia is NOT over 90% muslim.
"...Indonesia is NOT over 90% Muslim..."
Indonesia is 87% Muslim. See Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesia
"...Indonesia is 87% Muslim..."
Nah, no magic. The figure of 87% is the percentage who claim to be Muslim. The law here requires that you declare yourself to be one of seven approved religions, and millions of people who do not practice any religion or are not one of the approved beliefs say they are Muslim just to get along. 80-82% is a more accurate estimate.
Local news here (Midwest US) had a brief piece saying the Tsunami was as much as 20 ft. high. I had heard 2 meters - roughly a 3rd of that. Of course a location getting a 20 ft. tsunami might be reporting in later — still, is the 20 ft. confirmed? That’s a heck of a thing to try to get away from with little or no warning.
The share of Christians may be higher and Muslims lower, as there have been a lot of conversions to Christianity.
A survey in 2015 found that 6 million living Christians in Indonesia had converted from Islam. See here: http://www.academia.edu/16338087/Believers_in_Christ_from_a_Muslim_Background_A_Global_Census
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