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Indonesia's disaster agency lifts tsunami alert after powerful earthquake

The quake has been followed by strong aftershocks and a local disaster official tells The Associated Press that many houses have collapsed

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Indonesia Earthquake. Photo: Reuters
Indonesia Earthquake. Photo: Reuters

Indonesia's disaster agency on Friday lifted the tsunami alert for the Sulawesi island after it was hit by a powerful earthquake.

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.

First Published: Fri, September 28 2018. 16:41 IST
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