Tsunami alert sparks panic in Indonesia, AsiaOne Asia News

November 15, 2014 7:22 AM

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Tsunami alert sparks panic in Indonesia, AsiaOne Asia News

KOTA TERNATE, Indonesia - A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Maluku Islands in eastern Indonesia Saturday, sparking a tsunami warning and causing panicked people to flee their homes.

Small waves generated by the undersea quake were detected in several parts of the sprawling archipelago, local authorities said, although there were no reports of casualties or major damage and the tsunami warning was lifted after a short while.

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