At least one person has died after a 6.1 magnitude foreshock hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi earlier today.
A 7.5 magnitude earthquake also occurred at 6.02 pm local time, according to the US Geological Survey.
A tsunami warning was issued by Indonesia’s geophysics agency, before being lifted.
But the quake had triggered a tsunami, which hit the coast minutes later.
The Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia said: «Based on historical data and tsunami modeling, this earthquake is not capable of generating a tsunami
affecting the Indian Ocean region.”
Where did the tsunami hit?
The main tremor struck about 35 miles northeast of Dongala, in Indonesia.
This is a town with a population of 300,000 people.
The tsunami is believed to have hit Donggala and Palu, another coastal town with 330,000 people.
Where is Indonesia?
Indonesia is a nation made up of thousands of volcanic islands, which is located in southeastern Asia.
The volcanoes in Indonesia are extremely active, as they lie along the Pacific Ring of Fire.
The Ring of Fire sits in the basin of the Pacific Ocean in a horseshoe shape.
There are more than 452 volcanoes in a horseshoe shape.
Around 75 per cent of the world’s active and dormant volcanoes lie along the ring.
Up to 90 per cent of the world’s earthquakes also occur on the Ring of Fire too.