Tsunami warning issued as strong 6.9 magnitude quake strikes Indonesia

A strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes off Indonesia, the US Geological Survey reports, triggering a tsunami warning.

The shallow quake struck at a depth of 24 kilometers and was centered in the Molucca Sea between north Sulawesi and north Maluku, according to the USGS.

Indonesia’s geophysics agency issues a tsunami warning for coastal communities nearby.

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