Indonesia

Almost 10,000 people have been displaced from their homes following a powerful earthquake that rattled Indonesia's Sulawesi Island, a health ministry official said on Nov. 18. The strong 7.5 magnitude undersea earthquake struck early on Nov. 17, killing at least six people and injuring more than 150. Indonesia's meteorology agency briefly issued a tsunami alert following the quake, but the warning was lifted later. Rustam Pakaya, head of the health ministry's crisis centre, said in a text message more than 1,000 buildings had been damaged in two provinces in Sulawesi, forcing nearly 10,000 people out of their homes to safe shelters. (Reuters)

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