Palu, Central Sulawesi, LamanQu.com-At least one person died and 10 were injured, according to Indonesia’s Disaster Management Agency, after a series of earthquakes struck the island of Sulawesi on Friday afternoon.
Initial reports from the agency say dozens of buildings collapsed in Palu City in the Donggala region of Centrsl Sulawesi.
Evacuations are underway and people have been advised to remain alert and outside their homes.
A resident is seen beside the collapsed brick wall of her house at Tobadak village in Central Mamuju, western Sulawesi province, on September 28 after a strong earthquake hit the area.
The first in a series of tremors was felt at 3 p.m. (4 a.m. ET) 35 miles north of Palu, according to the United States Geological Survey. The largest shock — with a magnitude of 7.5 — was detected 50 miles north of Palu, according to USGS.
The shaking of the 7.5-magnitude tremor was “severe” and the likely damage following the quake “moderate to heavy,” the USGS said.
At last, local TV updated evening beaking news, the Head of Climatelogy Geophisics Board, Dwikorita says that the tsunami warning has been ended after observing the water depth has started going down. (JL)