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Strong quake rocks eastern Indonesia; three dead

JAKARTA, Indonesia (WKOW) -- Several powerful earthquakes in Indonesia have killed at least three people, demolishing dozens of home and triggering landslides.

On Wednesday, the largest quake registered at a magnitude 7.0 and was followed by a series of strong aftershocks, the highest measuring 6.4.  There was a brief tsunami warning, sending people to higher ground, but there was no wave.

Indonesia lies on a series of fault lines, making the island nation prone to seismic and volcanic activity.

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