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Spotlight on Indonesia's tsunami early warning system after disaster in Sulawesi

Rescuers searching for victims in Sigi regency after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Oct 1, 2018.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

JAKARTA - As Indonesia reels from another disaster, the country's early warning system is again in the spotlight following claims that the tsunami alert after Friday's 7.4-magnitude quake in Central Sulawesi was lifted prematurely.

The claims, initially made on social media and then reported by some western news outlets over the weekend, has since been dismissed by the meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency, BMKG.

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