Powerful quake strikes off central Indonesia, tsunami alert issued

By on April 29, 2017


An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale jolted North Sulawesi of central Indonesia earlier Saturday. (Photo by ASDFGHJ (Own work) [Public domain])
An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale jolted North Sulawesi of central Indonesia earlier Saturday. (Photo by ASDFGHJ (Own work) [Public domain])
JAKARTA—An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale jolted North Sulawesi of central Indonesia earlier Saturday, with potential for tsunami, an official of the meteorology and geophysics agency told Xinhua by phone here.