Strong quakes kill 1, injures 45 in eastern Indonesia

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A disaster official says one child is dead and 45 people are injured after two strong earthquakes shook eastern Indonesia. A state news agency is reporting that dozens of buildings were destroyed or damaged.

The first quake with a magnitude of 6.4 struck just off Sumbawa island. Several hours later, a powerful aftershock hit the same region.

Witnesses say electricity was temporarily cut in some places, including a hospital, which was briefly evacuated.

Earlier today, another tremor rattled residents on the west coast of Sumatra island.

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