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    A man cleans up the wreckage of a house damaged by an earthquake in Sumelap Village, Tasikmalaya City, West Java, Indonesia December 16, 2017 in this photo taken by Antara Foto

    Magnitude 6.4 Quake Hits Indonesia's Java Island: at Least Two Killed (PHOTOS)

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    ​On December 15, 16:47 GMT (11:47 p.m. local time), the 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit; its epicenter was located at a depth of 104 kilometers (64.6 miles).

    MOSCOW(Sputnik) — During the earthquake, at least two people were killed and dozens of homes were severely damaged near the epicenter, local media reported on December, 16, citing authorities.

    A 62-year-old man and an 80-year-old woman were killed in building collapses, said National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, noting that more than 40 houses collapsed and about 65 suffered severe damage.

    The initial reports said that one person was killed and five were injured. According to The Jakarta Post newspaper, seven people were injured as a result of the natural disaster and dozens of houses were destroyed.

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