More than 1,200 people have died in Indonesia’s most recent earthquake (and subsequent tsunami) in Sulawesi, with the death toll expected to continue rising. The shallow 7.5 magnitude earthquake, which struck on Friday, 28 September, triggered tsunami waves of up to 6 metres high.
The thing is, no one, not even scientists, can predict with exact accuracy when and where the next earthquakes will strike. However, knowing what to do if you ever encounter one can mean the difference between life and death.
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