One killed, 22 injured in Indonesia quake

Jakarta, Jan 18 (IANS) At least one person was killed and 22 injured as a quake hit Maluku province in Indonesia, spokesman of the national disaster agency said on Monday.

The quake that hit on Sunday and measured 5.4 on the Richter Scale also left over 200 houses damaged, Xinhua reported.

Three of the injured were in serious condition and the rest sustained minor injuries in Buru district, Xinhua quoted spokesman of the National Disaster Management Agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho as saying.

As many as 68 houses completely destroyed and one mosque was also damaged in the district, he said.

The 5.4 magnitude quake had its epicentre 66 km southeast of Buru Selatan and a depth of 10 km.

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