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Dozens hurt in Indonesia earthquake

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • 6.7-magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia
  • Quake struck the island of Sumbawa at 3:41 a.m. local time
  • At least one dead, 88 injured and hospitals damaged
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(CNN) -- One person was killed and at least 88 injured when a strong earthquake hit the Sumbawa region in Indonesia early Monday, officials said.

The 6.7-magnitude quake struck near the island at 3:41 a.m. local time.

It damaged about 280 homes and four hospitals, said Rustam Pakaya, a disaster management official.

Indonesia is on the so-called Ring of Fire, an arc of fault lines circling the Pacific Basin that is prone to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

In September, a 7.5-magnitude temblor struck southern Sumatra, killing at least 1,100 people.

Five years ago, a 9.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the northern tip of Indonesia's Sumatra island, triggering an Indian Ocean tsunami that killed more than 200,000 people in 11 countries.