The Indonesian Meteorology and Seismology Agency issued a tsunami alert but revoked it within an hour. People fled their homes in panic fearing a tsunami, said a local police official.
Tremors sent small tsunamis into Japan's south-eastern coast but no damages were reported
The initial jolt was followed by several post quakes during the night with strongest the 7.5 magnitude quake in the morning said Indonesia's Meteorology and Seismology Agency.
The National Disaster Coordination Agency said many buildings were badly damaged or collapsed while power lines fell cutting off electricity to 160.000 houses Manokwari, near the quake's epicenter. One of the buildings of Mutiara hotel complex collapsed and three people were rescued from the rubble.
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