A shallow earthquake in central Indonesia has killed three people and damaged more than 300 homes.
Indonesia’s Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said the magnitude-4.4 quake that occurred at a depth of 4 kilometres was centred about 52 kilometres North of Kebumen, a densely populated district of Central Java province.
Central Java’s Disaster Management Agency head Sarwo Pramana said today (Apr. 19) the quake which was felt in many parts of the province killed two elderly people and a 13-year-old boy who were crushed by collapsing buildings.
He said 21 people were hospitalized with injuries and more than 2,100 people have been evacuated to temporary shelters.