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Sulawesi: Major earthquake and deadly Tsunami

Sulawesi: Major earthquake and deadly Tsunami

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A nightmare is unfolding in Sulawesi. After eTN broke a story on a 6.1 earthquake earlier Sulawesi was struck by a deadly 7.5 magnitude earthquake triggering a deadly tsunami, according to Indonesia’s geophysics agency. This happened at 10.43 UTC

Pictures of the South Asia quake in 2005 are turning into a new reality. Horrible pictures are emerging after a tsunami followed a devastating earthquake in Sulawesi this morning.

The location for the quake:

  • 55.8 km (34.6 mi) NNE of Donggala, Indonesia
  • 80.8 km (50.1 mi) N of Palu, Indonesia
  • 168.7 km (104.6 mi) NW of Poso, Indonesia
  • 264.4 km (163.9 mi) E of Bontang, Indonesia
  • 296.4 km (183.8 mi) NNE of Mamuju, Indonesia

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Sulawesi, an Indonesian island east of Borneo, comprises several long peninsulas radiating from a mountainous center. It’s known for coral reefs and dive sites such as Bunaken National Park, the Togian Islands and Wakatobi National Park. Its largest city is Makassar, home to Fort Rotterdam, a former Dutch fort now housing 2 museums. Outside Makassar, Leang-Leang Historic Park preserves prehistoric cave paintings.

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Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.

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