Indonesia lifts tsunami warning after strong earthquake at sea

epa07701633 A handout photo made available by the US Geological Survey (USGS) shows a shake map of the 6.9 magnitude earthquake that hit eastern Indonesia, 07 July 2019. The Indonesian Geophysics Agency (BMKG) issued a tsunami alert for North Sulawesi after strong 6.9 earthquake hit in the Molucca sea off North Sulawesi. EPA-EFE/USGS HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

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Indonesian authorities have withdrawn a tsunami warning after a strong earthquake struck in the Molucca Sea.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