Earthquake hits Indonesia, killing 4 as restaurant collapses

Posted on   8:35 am

A shallow earthquake shook Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua on Thursday, killing four people who were unable to escape when a floating restaurant collapsed into the sea. The US Geological Survey said the magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit residential areas in Jayapura, near Papua’s northern coast and was centred at a depth of 22 kilometres (13 miles). Shallow quakes often cause more damage on the Earth’s surface.