7.1 magnitude quake strikes in eastern Indonesia, tsunami warning issued

A file photo of an aerial view of destructions caused by an earthquake in central Sulawesi, Indonesia. (Reuters)

A 7.1 magnitude quake struck off the northeastern coast of Indonesia’s Sulawesi island late on Sunday, prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning.

The quake struck out at sea at a depth of 10 km according to Indonesia’s geophysics agency.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) put the magnitude at 6.9.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

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