Tsunami warning issued after powerful 6.8 quake hits off Indonesia's Sulawesi island

Indonesia On Alert for Tsunami

A 6.8 magnitude quake struck off the coast of Indonesia's Sulawesi island Friday, prompting tsunami warnings that were later lifted.

The tsunami warning was later lifted as giant waves did not appear, but a warning was issued for the communities along the coastal lines to avoid the territories, authorities said.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake which hit Friday at a depth of 17 kilometers (10.5 miles) had a magnitude of 6.8.

"It is clear that the quake has tsunami potential", said geophysics agency spokesman Taufan Maulana, as quoted by Reuters news.

A tsunami warning was issued following the quake, while there have been no reports of deaths or injuries so far.

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"According to BMKG monitoring, until 21:00 Western Indonesia Time (WIB), some 20 aftershocks have occurred in various magnitudes", Xinhua quoted the Chairperson of Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) as saying.

At least 4,400 people were killed in the Palu disaster a year ago.

The deadly Sulawesi natural disaster occurred on September 28 a year ago, killing more than 2,500 people on the Indonesian island.

Indonesia is one of the most disaster-prone nations in the world due to its position on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where tectonic plates collide. It is shaped more like a 25,000-mile horseshoe.

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