A spokesman for Indonesiaâ€™s geophysics agency says a powerful Sulawesi earthquake caused a tsunami, apparently after the agency lifted a tsunami warning.
Hary Tirto Djatmiko confirmed to The Associated Press that a tsunami occurred. He said the agency was still collecting information and would release it after confirming its accuracy.
â€œA tsunami has happened in Palu,â€ said Rahmat Triyono, head of the agencyâ€™s earthquake and tsunami division, referring to the city of 350,000 nearly 80 kilometres (50 miles) from the quakeâ€™s epicentre.
Indonesian TV showed a smartphone video of a powerful wave hitting the provincial capital, Palu, with people screaming and running in fear.
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