At least four people have died after a floating restaurant collapsed into the sea after an earthquake struck Indonesia today.
A 5.5‑magnitude earthquake struck Jayapura, Papua on Friday afternoon, causing the Cirita Cafe in Papua to collapse.
The four women were buried under the rubble after failing to escape the collapsed building in time.
Rescue workers found him lifeless in Jayapura Bay.
Other infrastructure was also damaged, including a shopping center in Jayapura. Several residents were also injured.
The quake struck at 13:28 local time, 1 km southwest of Jayapura and 10 km deep, according to the Indonesian Meteorological, Climatic and Geophysical Agency.
It is a country straddling the “Ring of Fire” where most of the world’s volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur.
It comes days after an earthquake in Turkey killed at least 15,000 people in the country and neighboring Syria.
On Tuesday, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake hit the bottom of the Banda Sea near Indonesia and was also felt in Darwin, Australia.
The earthquake damaged some local buildings in Indonesia and injured one person.
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