Indonesia issues tsunami warning after quake

A powerful earthquake off eastern Indonesia triggered a tsunami warning on Thursday, and sent panicked residents fleeing from buildings, authorities and witnesses said. The magnitude 7 quake struck under the Maluku Sea at a depth of 33 kilometers, the US geological survey said on its Web site. Its epicenter was more than 200 kilometers north of Ternate city. Indonesia's geological agency issued a tsunami warning that was broadcast on national television.