Khabarindiaonline: Powerful earthquakes today jolted the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, destroying houses and killing at least one person.
The US Geological Survey said the strongest quake had a magnitude of 7.5. It was centred at a depth of 10 kilometres about 56 kilometres northeast of the Central Sulawesi town of Donggala. It briefly triggered a tsunami warning.
An official said widespread damage was expected and urged people to stay outdoors because of the danger of strong aftershocks.
Donggala which is home to about 300,000 people was worst hit with a swarm of strong aftershocks.
Indonesia is prone to earthquakes because of its location on the “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin. ( Source: AIRN ).