BREAKING: Earthquake hits Indonesia, with four people killed as floating restaurant collapses into the sea
- A 5.4 magnitude earthquake killed four and injured others in Indonesia today
- It comes days after earthquakes rocked Turkey and Syria, killing thousands
- BREAKING: More to follow
At least four people were killed when a floating restaurant collapsed into the sea during an earthquake in Indonesia today.
The Cirita Cafe in Jayapura, Papua crumbled as the magnitude 5.5 quake rocked the eastern province on the afternoon of Friday 9 February.
Four women were unable to flee the collapsed building in time and were buried under the rubble.
They were found lifeless in the Jayapura Bay by responders.
People in Indonesia caught on a sinking roof after the 5.5 magnitude earthquake hit today
People seen aboard a boat after a floating restaurant collapsed into the sea, killing four
Other infrastructure, including the Jayapura Mall, were reported to have been damaged. A number of residents were also injured.
Indonesia’s meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency said the earthquake struck at 1:28 pm local time, around 1 kilometre southwest of Jayapura at a depth of 10 kilometres.
The country straddles the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’ where the majority of Earth’s volcano eruptions and earthquakes happen.
It comes just days after an earthquake in Turkey killed at least 15,000 people across the country and in neighbouring Syria.
A 7.6 magnitude earthquake also hit under the Banda Sea near Indonesia on Tuesday, felt in Darwin, Australia.
It damaged a handful of local buildings and injured one in Indonesia.
Bystanders film people with and without life jackets trying to escape the collapsing roof
More look on as people stand on top of broken roofs following the earthquake today
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