A powerful and shallow quake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit near the coast of Sulawesi, Indonesia at 11:40 UTC on April 12. The agency is reporting a depth of 17.5 km (10.9 miles).
The epicenter was located 103 km (64 miles) SSW of Luwuk and 207 km (129 miles) ESE of Poso, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Some 7.5 million people are estimated to have felt the shaking, though there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. Though one resident of Manado, on the northeastern tip of the island, said it was “strong and long lasting”.
Indonesia’s geophysics agency has issued a tsunami warming.
“It is clear that the quake has tsunami potential,” said the agency spokesperson Taufan Maulana. “Residents are advised to evacuate as soon possible.”
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