A tsunami reportedly hit the island of Sulawesi on the evening (local time) of Friday, September 28, following a 7.5-magnitude earthquake that struck at 17:02 (local time), 78 km (48 mi) north of Palu City. According to local sources, the tsunami hit after the tsunami warning had been lifted by local authorities. The earthquake and subsequent tsunami have reportedly caused significant material damage in Palu City and Donggala. Many casualties are feared according to local sources. Details are still emerging. Aftershocks are possible in the coming hours and days.
Individuals in the above areas are advised to evacuate coastal and low-lying areas and adhere to any advice or instructions issued by the local authorities.
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