The Latest on a powerful earthquake that rocked central Sulawesi in Indonesia (all times local):
A spokesman for Indonesia’s geophysics agency says a powerful Sulawesi earthquake caused a tsunami, apparently after the agency lifted a tsunami warning.
Hary Tirto Djatmiko confirmed to The Associated Press that a tsunami occurred. He said the agency was still collecting information and would release it after confirming its accuracy.
Indonesian TV showed a smartphone video of a powerful wave hitting the provincial capital, Palu, with people screaming and running in fear.
Indonesia’s disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho says a tsunami warning for the island of Sulawesi has been lifted.
It was triggered by a shallow magnitude 7.5 quake that jolted central Sulawesi on Friday.
The quake has been followed by strong aftershocks and a local disaster official tells The Associated Press that many houses have collapsed.
A powerful earthquake has rocked central Sulawesi in Indonesia and authorities have issued a tsunami warning.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.5 quake was centered at a depth of 6 miles (10 kilometers) about 35 miles (56 kilometers) northeast of the town of Donggala.
Earlier Friday, the same area was hit by a magnitude 6.1 earthquake that killed one person, injured 10 and damaged dozens of houses.
Source: The Associated Press