Indonesia tsunami sensors missed huge waves - official


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  • Saturday, 29 Sep 2018

The ruins of cars as seen after tsunami hit in Palu, Indonesia September 29, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's geophysics agency lifted a tsunami warning 34 minutes after it was first issued following a major earthquake that sent huge waves crashing into the northeastern coast of Sulawesi island, killing hundreds and leaving thousands more homeless.

The 7.5 magnitude quake and tsunami, which hit the city of Palu about 1,500 km (940 miles) from Jakarta and further along the coastline, killed at least 384 people. Officials said on Saturday the death toll was likely to rise.

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