BREAKING EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI ALERT: Tsunami Hits Indonesia After Multiple Earthquakes

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake has struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, and the quake has triggered a tsunami. Video is coming in…

Details are coming in now.

From Weather.com:

  • A 7.5 magnitude earthquake occurred Friday evening local time on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

  • The quake triggered a tsunami, according to Indonesia’s geophysics agency.

  • A 6.1 magnitude foreshock struck earlier in the day, killing at least one person.

The main tremor struck at 6:02 p.m. local time Friday evening (6:02 a.m. EDT) about 35 miles northeast of Donggala, Indonesia – a town of about 300,000 – according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Shortly after, a tsunami warning was issued by Indonesia’s geophysics agency, then lifted.

It’s believed the tsunami, confirmed by local agencies to be about 5 feet tall, struck Donggala and Palu, a coastal town of about 330,000, after the alert was canceled. Hary Tirto Djatmiko, a spokesman for the agency, confirmed to the Associated Press that a tsunami occurred and more information would be released once it was gathered.

Video is coming in.

From Hal Turner:

 

From Twitter:

Reports are coming in that families are missing after the Tsunami

Coverage from BBC:

From the BBC article:

“The situation is chaotic, people are running on the streets and buildings collapsed. There is a ship washed ashore,” she added.

The 2004 tsunami triggered by an earthquake off the Indonesian island of Sumatra killed 226,000 across the Indian Ocean, including more than 120,000 in Indonesia.

Indonesia is prone to earthquakes because it lies on the Ring of Fire – the line of frequent quakes and volcanic eruptions that circles virtually the entire Pacific rim.

More than half of the world’s active volcanoes above sea level are part of the ring.

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Damage from the earthquake:

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