Months after the Sulawesi earthquake towns are still in ruins

The Palu earthquake and tsunami in central Sulawesi, Indonesia occurred nearly two months ago but much of the area is still devastated.

Footage of the area filmed on December 14 shows the current condition, with houses, trees and objects moved around 2km from their original position.

This phenomenon is known as liquefaction and usually occurs because there is water or mud beneath the ground that is pressed by harder soil shifted during an earthquake.

This can be seen in the earthquake-wracked areas of Jonoge, Balaroa, Petobo and Balaya, where according to the filmer: "The land [looks] like it was covered by a giant plow. The surface becomes irregularly jagged. It changed the whole landscape."

The destruction is still so extensive that establishing land limits is impossible since all signs were destroyed by the liquefaction, meaning that GPS must be used to redefine the correct boundaries.