Indonesia is hit by an earthquake that kills four when a floating restaurant plunges into the sea
BREAKING: Earthquake hits Indonesia, killing four as floating restaurant plunges into sea
- Four people were killed and others injured in a 5.4 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia today
- It comes days after earthquakes rocked Turkey and Syria, killing thousands
- BREAKING: More to come
An earthquake in Indonesia today killed at least four people when a floating restaurant plunged into the sea.
The Cirita Cafe in Jayapura, Papua, collapsed when the magnitude 5.5 quake struck the eastern province on the afternoon of February 9.
Four women were unable to get out of the collapsed building in time and were buried under the rubble.
They were found lifeless in Jayapura Bay by emergency services.
People in Indonesia got stuck on a sinking roof after today’s 5.5 magnitude earthquake
People seen boarding a boat after a floating restaurant plunged into the sea, killing four people
Other infrastructure, including the Jayapura Mall, is said to have been damaged. Several residents were also injured.
Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said the earthquake struck at 1:28 p.m. local time about 1 kilometer southwest of Jayapura at a depth of 10 kilometers.
The country straddles the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” where most of the world’s volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur.
It comes just days after an earthquake in Turkey killed at least 15,000 people across the country and neighboring Syria.
A 7.6 magnitude earthquake also hit beneath the Banda Sea near Indonesia on Tuesday and was felt in Darwin, Australia.
It damaged a handful of local buildings and injured one in Indonesia.
Passersby film people with and without life jackets trying to escape the collapsing roof
Watch more of people standing on broken roofs after the earthquake today
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