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Jokowi says ‘everyone must be found’ as scale of Indonesia quake...

Most of the bodies have not been claimed but some relatives turned up to pay respects to loved ones at the 50m trench, where the smell of decomposition was overpowering.

Scientists: Indonesia tsunami worsened by shape of Palu bay

This would help explain why the waves were so big near Palu, but much smaller in the surrounding area.

2 more quakes hit Indonesia

Sumba lies some 1,600km to the south of Sulawesi island which was struck by a devastating quake and tsunami on Friday, killing more than 800 people.

Scale of Indonesian quake disaster emerges as rescuers fan out

Commercial airlines have struggled to restore operations at Palu's quake-damaged airport, but military aircraft took survivors out on Monday.

Quake-hit Indonesia starts burying dead in mass grave

In Balaroa, a Palu suburb once home to a housing complex, the scale of the damage was obvious. A wasteland of flattened trees, shards of concrete, twisted metal roofing, door frames and mangled furniture stretched out into the distance.

Prison break: convicts on the run after Indonesia disaster

Inmates had fled from another overcapacity facility in Palu by breaking down its main door and another in Donggala, an area also hit by the disaster.

Indonesia rushes to help quake-hit island, death toll likely to rise...

Indonesia has agreed to accept international help and will coordinate private sector help from around the world.

Indonesia calls for international help to deal with quake-tsunami

Dozens of aid agencies and NGOs have lined up to provide live-saving assistance as Jakarta struggles to come to terms with the sheer scale of the disaster.

Mass burials to begin as Indonesia toll tops 800

Grim warnings came that the eventual toll could reach thousands.

Indonesia tsunami sensors missed huge waves

Indonesians took to social media to question the BMKG's move to lift the tsunami warning and a failure to release information in a timely manner.

Indonesia rocked by 7.5 magnitude quake, tsunami warning issued

The quake hit central Sulawesi island at a shallow depth of some 10 kilometres (six miles), just hours after a smaller quake killed at least one person in the same part of the country.

5.0 magnitude earthquake rocks Aceh

Indonesia, one of the most disaster-prone nations on earth, straddles the so-called Pacific 'Ring of Fire', where tectonic plates collide and many of the world's volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur.

Indonesia’s quake-hit Lombok declares health emergency over malaria

Women and children are among the 128 people found to have been infected with malaria.

Death toll from Japan quake hits 44, power supply, Toyota output...

Japan's trade minister Hiroshige Seko calls on the island's businesses and 5.3 million residents to use about 20% less energy to prevent further blackouts.

Death toll from Japan quake rises to 18 as hopes fade...

22 people remain unaccounted for in the small northern countryside town of Atsuma.

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake strikes Lombok’s north-northeast

An earlier tremor of 6.3 magnitude struck the island earlier in the day, where an earthquake earlier this month killed more than 430 people.

Indonesia quake death toll tops 400 as more bodies recovered

Lombok's northern region has been hardest hit, where 374 people died and more than 137,000 have been forced from their homes, according to the latest official tolls.

Death toll from Indonesia quake climbs over 320

The national disaster mitigation agency said it had verified 321 deaths and that over 270,000 people had been forced to flee their homes because of a series of tremors over the past two weeks.

Aftershock jolts Indonesia’s Lombok as death toll jumps to 259

Reuters witnesses reporting said buildings and walls that had already been weakened collapsed, and people ran out onto roads even as rocks tumbled down from hillsides.

Strong 5.9-magnitude quake jolts Indonesia’s Lombok

The aftershock comes after Sunday's devastating 6.9-magnitude earthquake, which relief agencies said wiped out entire villages in the worst-hit regions of northern and western Lombok.

Quake kills 82 on Indonesia’s Lombok island, thousands flee homes

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency placed Sunday's death toll at 82 - many victims were killed by falling rubble while hundreds other were injured and thousands of houses were damaged.

Moderate quake hits off Indonesia, no tsunami warning

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there was no tsunami threat and there were no immediate reports of damage.

Strong quake rattles Papua New Guinea

The quake had struck at a depth of 10 kilometres some 195 kilometres west of the town of Mount Hagen.

Strong earthquake strikes off Indonesia’s Tanimbar Islands

The Banda Sea quake, which had struck at a depth of 171.5 kilometres, was felt in Australia's northern city of Darwin.