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Earthquake in Indonesia Claim Lives

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At least four people have been killed and buildings damaged by an earthquake of magnitude 5.4 which struck the north coast of Papua, Indonesia.

According to Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the earthquake hit southwest of Jayapura city at a depth of 10km.

Residents in Jayapura said people scrambled for safety, running from houses and shops when the earthquake struck.

The meteorological agency warned of potential aftershocks.

Written by: Helen Obih

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