Tsunami warning issued after 6.8 magnitude earthquake jolts Indonesia

A tsunami warning was issued on Friday after a 6.8 magnitude powerful earthquake struck Indonesia. America’s Geological Survey (USGS) said that the center of the earthquake was located in the depth of 17 kilometers from the ground on the east coast of Sulawesi Island. More than 4,300 people were killed due to a 7.5 magnitude earthquake that hit the city last year.

The Geophysics Agency of Indonesia issued a warning of tsunami for coastal communities in Morowali district but no immediate information about casualties or losses has been received. However, the USGS has expressed the possibility of damage to poor construction or weak structures.

After the tsunami warning, the Department of Disaster Management has appealed to people to evacuate the area in Morowali of Sulawesi as a precaution. Geophysics Agency said that due to the possibility of a tsunami, it is monitoring the ocean waves. According to the United States Geological Survey, there are no reports of loss of any kind so far.

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