Unlike other tsunamis that have hit disaster-prone Indonesia following large earthquakes, Saturday’s big waves blasted ashore at night without warning.
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Waves hit the coast around the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra on Saturday.
Waves hit the coast around the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra.
The death toll from the disaster has risen to over 1,900 -- but that number could more than triple, officials say.
Thousands were injured and more than 70,000 displaced from their homes.
That number is expected to rise as rescuers haven't reached many of the affected areas.
The toll of more than 800 dead is largely from the city of Palu and is expected to rise as areas cut off by the damage are reached.
Rescuers were scrambling Sunday to reach victims, some of whom could be heard screaming for help, trapped in the rubble.
The country is still recovering from a pair of earlier earthquakes that killed at least 85 people.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the temblor registered a magnitude 8.2 on the Richter scale.
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The 8.1-magnitude quake killed dozens of people and triggered a small tsunami.
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It was the second quake of magnitude exceeding 6.0 in the broader region this year, a level that can cause considerable damage.
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