Three people were killed and hundreds of homes damaged Wednesday when a series of strong earthquakes hit eastern Indonesia, triggering a tsunami warning and widespread panic. Two victims were crushed when their homes collapsed on Yapen island, close to the epicenter of the most powerful 7.1-magnitude quake off the northern coast of Papua province, police said. The quake struck off the southeast coast of Yapen at 12:16 pm (0816 PST), officials said. It was the second of a series of strong quakes felt across a vast but sparsely populated area including Biak island. Another person was killed when a 5.3-magnitude quake rattled West Sulawesi province, the local news agency reported.