The Latest on a powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit part of central Indonesia (all times local):

10:20 a.m.

Indonesian rescuers search for missing persons in the ruins of Roa-Roa Hotel following a massive earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. A mass burial of earthquake and tsunami victims was being prepared in a hard-hit city Monday as the need for heavy equipment to dig for survivors of the disaster that struck a central Indonesian island three days ago grows desperate. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Two shallow earthquakes have occurred near the eastern Indonesian island of Sumba, but no tsunami warning was issued.

This combo of satellite images provided by DigitalGlobe show the Balaroa neighborhood in Palu, Indonesia, on Aug. 17, 2018, prior to an earthquake, left, and on Oct. 1, 2018, after an earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated the area, right. (DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company via AP)

The temblors Tuesday occurred nearly 1,600 kilometers (990 miles) south of the area heavily damaged by a powerful earthquake and tsunami Friday on central Sulawesi island. 

This Oct. 1, 2018, satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows the Balaroa neighborhood of Palu, Indonesia, after an earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused heavy damage to the area. (DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company via AP)

The U.S. Geological Survey said the first quake was magnitude 5.9 and the second one about 15 minutes later was magnitude 6.0.

State news agency Antara reported that one bridge was damaged in Wula Waijelu, but there were no other immediate reports of damage. About 750,000 people live on the island, located in eastern Indonesia in East Nusa Tenggara province near East Timor.  

This Aug. 17, 2018, satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows the Balaroa neighborhood of Palu, Indonesia. An earthquake and subsequent tsunami later caused heavy damage to the area. (DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company via AP)

Indonesia is a vast archipelago stretching a similar distance to that between New York and London. It is located on the seismically active “Ring of Fire” and is frequently struck by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis.

This photo combo of satellite images provided by DigitalGlobe shows the Petobo neighborhood of Palu, Indonesia, on Aug. 17, 2018, prior to an earthquake, left, and on Oct. 1, 2018, after an earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated the area, right. (DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company via AP)

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This Aug. 17, 2018, satellite photo provided by DigitalGlobe shows a view of the Petobo neighborhood in Palu, Indonesia. The village was later heavily damaged by an earthquake and subsequent tsunami. (DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company via AP)

8:50 a.m.

Desperation is visible everywhere in areas heavily damaged by an earthquake and tsunami, four days after the disaster devastated parts of Indonesia’s central Sulawesi island.

This Oct. 1, 2018, satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows the Petobo neighborhood in Palu, Indonesia, after an earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused substantial damage and liquefaction in the village. (DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company via AP)

Signs propped along roads read “We Need Food” and “We Need Support,” while traffic was snarled by people waiting for fuel.

People survey the damage following a massive earthquake and tsunami at Talise beach in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. A mass burial of earthquake and tsunami victims was being prepared in a hard-hit city Monday as the need for heavy equipment to dig for survivors of the disaster that struck a central Indonesian island three days ago grows desperate. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

The confirmed death toll of 844 is expected to rise as authorities reach areas that were cut off by the disaster. The magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck at dusk Friday and generated a tsunami said to have been as high as 6 meters (20 feet) in places.

People queue for gasoline following a massive earthquake and tsunami at a gas station in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. A mass burial of earthquake and tsunami victims was being prepared in a hard-hit city Monday as the need for heavy equipment to dig for survivors of the disaster that struck a central Indonesian island three days ago grows desperate. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Search-and-rescue teams combed destroyed homes and buildings for any trapped survivors, but they needed more heavy equipment to clear the rubble.

Nearly 50,000 people have been displaced from their homes in Palu alone, and hospitals were overwhelmed.

Source: The Associated Press

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