Update 2018-10-01 (2): The earthquake and the subsequent tsunami also triggered mudslides that flowed into the southern and western districts of the city of Palu. It is feared that this has killed 2,000 people.
The Jakarta Post
Update 2018-10-01 (1): According to reports from Monday (01 October) the number of casualties has risen to 844. 48,000 were displaced. Officials declared a 14-day state of emergency. 1,200 prisoners fled at least three prisons.
Update 2018-09-30: According to reports from Sunday (30 September), at least 832 people were killed by the earthquake and tsunami on Sulawesi. So far, almost all the deaths have been recorded in Palu. The region and eponymous town of Donggala were affected as well.
AFP, dpa, BBC
Update 2018-09-29 (3): According to latest reports from Saturday (29 September), the earthquake destroyed the walls of a prison in Palu. Several hundreds of prisoners, more than half of the 560 inmates, escaped.
Update 2018-09-29 (2): According to latest reports from Saturday (29 September), at least 384 people were killed by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami on Sulawesi. Most affected was Palu. Hundreds of others were injured or are still unaccounted for. Buildings were destroyed, a key access road has been badly damaged and was blocked by landslides.
Update 2018-09-29 (1): According to reports from Saturday (29 September), at least 30 people were killed and dozens of others injured when an earthquake and tsunami hit the city of Palu on Sulawesi. Strong aftershocks continued after waves up to two metres high swept through the city. Due to a power outage, communications around Palu have been cut. The city’s airport was closed for at least 24 hours due to damages.
Update 2018-09-28: According to latest reports from Friday (28 September), at least one person was killed and ten others injured by the earthquake on Sulawesi. Buildings were destroyed, evacuation is still being carried out, aftershocks remains frequent.
Local traffic disruptions are to be expected. Travellers should exercise heightened caution and follow instructions by local authorities.
2018-09-28, Indonesia: Strong magnitude 7.5 M coastal earthquake
Earthquakes of this magnitude cause damage (sometimes severe), to buildings and infrastructure. Transport and infrastructure disruptions are to be expected.
It is unlikely that a destructive tsunami was generated by a coastal earthquake of this magnitude. Smaller, local tsunamis can occur in coastal areas.