Tsunami warning if more ‘strong’ aftershocks rock Indonesian island after quake

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Indonesia has warned a potential tsunami could batter the island if more strong quakes hit Sulawesi, according to the Meteorology and Geophysics agency.

Powerful 'strong' aftershocks are possible after the 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck the island early on Friday, the chief of the agency has said.

There has been at least 26 aftershocks after two strong earthquakes within hours of each other, the first taking place Thursday afternoon.

At least seven people have been killed and more than 600 injured from the disasters so far.

Thousands have also been displaced from the quakes in the past 24 hours.

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The epicentre of the quake was 138km northwest of Parepare, and was felt for around seven seconds.

At the time it struck, a tsunami warning was not issued, but following the strong aftershocks, chiefs fear it could set off the disaster.

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