. Indonesia earthquake: at least seven dead on Java island « JO LEE MAGAZINE

THE GUARDIAN/At least seven people were killed after a 6.0 magnitude quake struck off the coast of Indonesia’s main Java island on Saturday, as the country reels from a cyclone disaster.

The afternoon quake hit offshore about 45 kilometres south-west of Malang city in East Java, damaging hundreds of homes as well as schools, government offices and mosques across the region.

“Our latest data shows that seven people died, two are seriously injured and 10 others sustained minor injuries,” said a disaster agency spokesman, Raditya Jati.

Several communities had been evacuated, he added.

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