Taking a closer look at these images, you can see how the public parks, cafes, residences, and monuments along the coastline all but disappear from view.

Imagery provided by DigitalGlobe reveals the fate of coastal residences alongside a Palu shopping mall.

Further east along the coast, the tsunami waters destroyed a bridge, flooding nearby homes.

Closer inland the effects of the earthquake are clear. Landslides from the shear mountainsides ran through villages.

A closer look at landslide and liquefaction of the village Petobo south of Palu.

Resources for aid are already tight, as NPR reports, with relief workers still busy in Lombok, where an earthquake struck in August. Without heavy equipment, relief workers in Palu have been removing rubble by hand.

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