Mobile. Swellwatch. A 7. 5-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Indonesia’s Sulawesi island sent a 7-foot tsunami careening into the seaside community of Palu overnight, devastating the coastline and producing the shocking video above, filled with panicked screams and people fleeing the rushing water.
At least 5 people are confirmed dead after the quake, though it’s unclear whether or not their deaths are tsunami related. “The situation is chaotic, people are running on the streets and buildings collapsed,” said Dwikorita Karnawati, head of Indonesia’s meteorology agency. “There is a ship washed ashore.
This earthquake came after a series of strong quakes in August killed hundreds on the island of Lombok, south of Sulawesi. Just hours before the 7. 5-magnitude quake triggered the tsunami, Sulawesi was rocked by a 6. 1-magnitude quake.
Read more here: Surfer Mag