28 Sep 2015

Major quake damage in West Papua

3:19 pm on 28 September 2015

257 houses were damaged and 35 people suffered minor injuries when an earthquake jolted Sorong in West Papua last Friday morning.

The tremor measured 6.8 on the Richter scale and its epicentre was 31 kilometres northeast of Sorong.

Antara news agency reports the head of the Provincial Disaster Management Agency, Derek Abner, as saying it has deployed a team to help the victims of the earthquake.

Damaged house in Sorong, West Papua

Damaged house in Sorong, West Papua Photo: AFP