Indonesia tsunami warning after Sulawesi quake

Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:35pm EST

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JAKARTA Nov 17 (Reuters) - Indonesia issued a tsunami warning after a strong earthquake struck in the area of northern Sulawesi, the country's meteorological agency said via a telephone text message on Monday.

The quake had magnitude of 7.7 and struck in the Gorontalo area of Sulawesi island at a shallow depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), the agency said. (Reporting by Telly Nathalia, Writing by Ed Davies; Editing by Kevin Liffey)