Magnitude 5.2 earthquake occurred on Monday at coast of the Indonesian island of Seram. This was reported by the U.S. Geological Survey. Hearth tremors occur in the sea at a depth of 181.6 kilometers. The epicenter was located 60 kilometers from the island of Ambon in the Moluccas archipelago of 521 km from the town of Sorong on the western tip of the island of New Guinea. Information on the possible effects of aftershocks and a tsunami yet.
Indonesian (Malay) archipelago consists of more than 18,000 islands stretching along the equator is 6.5 thousand kilometers. Indonesia — the world's largest island country — surrounded by the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire — a chain of seismically active zones and volcanoes, including underwater, stretching from the coast of Mexico to New Zealand. Earthquakes occur in this region, an average of one to two times each week, according to ITAR-TASS.