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Indonesia lifts tsunami warning after strong earthquake at sea

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Indonesian authorities have withdrawn a tsunami warning after a strong earthquake struck in the Molucca Sea.

There were no reports on Monday of major damage in Indonesia from a weekend earthquake of magnitude 6.9 off the northeastern coast of the island of Sulawesi, and authorities lifted a tsunami warning.

The quake, late on Sunday, struck out at sea at a depth of 36 km  with several smaller aftershocks, the Indonesian geophysics agency, BMKG, said.

Tremors shook buildings, alarming residents of some cities, and authorities urged people to move to higher ground.

 

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