A powerful earthquake struck the island of New Guinea in Indonesia

In the eastern part of Indonesia on the island of New Guinea earthquake of magnitude 6.5 on the Richter scaleIn the eastern part of Indonesia on the island of New Guinea earthquake of magnitude 6.5 on the Richter scale.

The epicenter was located 53 km from the city of Warren West Papua province, reports RIA "Novosti". Information on deaths and destructions have been reported yet.

Because of the deep to find the source of 132 kilometers beneath the Pacific Ocean tsunami threat to Indonesia not.

The island nation is in the normal fault, called "Pacific Ring of Fire." On this site the two plates collide, one forms the bottom of the Indian Ocean, and the second relating to Asia, which is the island of Sumatra. The voltage at the junction of accumulating plates, leads to the formation of powerful aftershocks. In Indonesia is also located about 150 active volcanoes.

One of the largest earthquake in December 2004 in the Indian Ocean, has led to a devastating tsunami. The disaster, which killed variously estimated from 225 to 300 thousand people, considered the deadliest in recent history.

In 2010, another strong earthquake of magnitude 7.7 caused a tsunami that killed more than 300 people.

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