A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off eastern Indonesia on Tuesday, causing tsunami waves as high as 7 centimeters on nearby shores.
The quake occurred at 11:20 a.m. in waters off Flores Island, or 112 kilometers north of the town of Maumere on the island, at a depth of 18.4 km, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The Meteorological, Climatology and Geophysics Agency issued a tsunami warning, later saying that a 7-cm-high tsunami was detected in a port west of Maumere. The warning has since been lifted.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or property damage. But the earthquake sent people into a panic in some towns on the island, with footage from the area showing people rushing to higher ground and becoming stuck in traffic jams.
In 1992, a major earthquake struck off Flores. The quake and subsequent tsunami left at least 2,000 people dead or missing.