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, Reuters reported.

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

Indonesia’s geophysics agency has issued a tsunami warning, after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck in the Moloccan Sea to the country’s east.  The figure was later downgraded to 7.0

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

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Indonesia is prone to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis, owing to its position on the edge of the Pacific Ring of Fire.

By Bohol Island News

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