Earthquake in Indonesia – level 2

02-10-2018 07:00

A 7.5-magnitude earthquake hit near the Indonesian island of Sulawesi which triggered a 3-metre tsunami that smashed into two cities on the coast. These cities are home to 600,000 people.

The tsunami killed more than 832 people and destroyed hospitals, hotels, a shopping centre, and thousands of homes. The event affected the lives of as many as 1.6 million people.

Difficult words: magnitude (the size of power of something), trigger (start suddenly), smash (move into with a lot of force).

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