A 7.7 magnitude earthquake that rocked the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia on Friday was followed by a tsunami hours after authorities lifted its warning.
Footage of a six-foot wave crashed into the city of Palu, knocking down everything in its path, including trees and buildings, while residents ran for their lives screaming.
The video was posted on Twitter by PMII Channel with the hashtag gempa (or “earthquake” in Indonesian).
— PMII Channel (@pmiichannel_) September 28, 2018
The provincial capital has a population of more than 300,000, according to NBC News.
The waters began to subside almost immediately after the tsunami landed at 5:48 p.m. local time, but no casualties have been reported.
Hary Tirto Djatmiko, a spokesman for Indonesia’s geophysics agency, confirmed the tsunami and the agency was still collecting information about the situation.
The tsunami warning was reportedly lifted about half an hour following the earthquake, officials said.
Netizens took to social media after being affected by the natural disaster, with one commenting, “This is the first major tsunami event in south east [sic] Asia since the catastrophic 2004 Boxing Day tsunami.”
— ★ ghy ★ (@ksjnoona) September 28, 2018
#BREAKING: Second Video shows tsunami hitting Palu, Central Sulawesi after powerful 7.7-magnitude quake. It shows the water hitting the heavily damaged Baiturrahman Mosque located next to the Palu Grand Mall. #PrayforSulteng #PrayforDonggala #PrayforPalu #Gempa #Tsunami pic.twitter.com/91oqQfQM5H
— Ericssen (@EricssenWen) September 28, 2018
— Irene Lebang (@lebang_irene) September 28, 2018
Gempa ablum magrib didonggala pic.twitter.com/XoiIJXy28z
— Safrillahanwar (@Safrillahanwar1) September 28, 2018
— Matthew Lanier (@PakMamat) September 28, 2018
Another video has come. Tsunami hit Palu City. #Gempa #Earthquake #Tsunami #Palu #Donggala #PrayForIndonesia #PrayForPalu #PrayForIndonesia #PrayForSulawesi
Video taken by a fisherman / sailorman that his boat hit the beach by tsunami near Palu city pic.twitter.com/lqhf2fEuWY
— Anggunesia (@Anggunesia) September 28, 2018
— Kent Aro¢k’ers (@RockersPantura) September 28, 2018