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Google Donates $1 Million For Relief Work In Earthquake Hit Indonesia

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| October 2 , 2018 , 19:23 IST

Technology major Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Tuesday has announced to contribute $1 million for relief and restoration work in earthquake-hit Indonesia.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai tweeted, "We're deeply saddened about the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia – @googleorg and Googlers are donating $1M to support relief efforts. we’ve activated our SOS Alerts to provide emergency info to those impacted."

Last week a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and dangerous tsunami hit Indonesia that caused huge distress to life and property. over 1,347  people have lost their lives in earthquake and tsunami hit areas. 

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According to Indonesia's National Disaster Management agency, hundreds of people are still trapped under the debris of buildings.

Rescue teams have been deployed by the government of Indonesia for the rescue operations.

As part of the damage, at least 2.4 million people were affected by the natural disaster and 800 were badly injured with more than 61,000 people displaced.

“We don’t know how many people have been buried in the mud because of liquefaction and land sinking,” said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency, reported by Washington Post.

Indonesia experience about 7,000, mostly moderate earthquakes every year as it is located on the so-called Ring of Fire of the Pacific, an area of great seismic and volcanic activity.