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Indonesia issues tsunami alert after 7.1-magnitude earthquake strikes sea off North Sulawesi

 

The shallow quake struck at 10.08pm (11.08pm Singapore time) at a depth of 10km, said BMKG.

It was centred in the Molucca Sea between North Sulawesi and North Maluku, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

The earthquake was felt in Manado and Bitung in North Sulawesi, as well as Ternate in North Maluku, according to the BMKG.

The cities of Bitung and Ternate, as well as Halmahera and Tidore in North Maluku, have been put on standby for a potential tsunami by the BMKG.

A consular notice by the Malaysian embassy in Jakarta has been issued to warn its citizens about the earthquake and tsunami alert.

"Malaysians in the surrounding areas (of North Sulawesi) are advised to take precautionary steps and follow the latest directions from the local authorities," it said.

This is a developing story.

Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/indonesia-tsunami-alert-earthquake-sulawesi-11699536

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