JAKARTA, Aug. 16 — RIA Novosti, Mikhail Tsyganov.The second a few hours magnitude 6.5 earthquake occurred on Tuesday in Indonesia, no tsunami threat, RIA Novosti reported at the National Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (NUMKG) of Indonesia.
Quake epicenter was located in the east of the country — at 163 kilometers north-west of the provincial capital of Ambon Moluccas and center lies at a depth of 10 kilometers.
No casualties or destruction Nothing to report.
Earlier in the afternoon on the western coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra earthquake with the same magnitude. Its epicenter was 547 kilometers south-west of the city in the province Bintuhan Benkulu, his focus lies at a depth of 10 kilometers.
In Indonesia is the world's most earthquake. In 2004, at the north-western coast of Sumatra, there was the strongest in 40 years the world's earthquakes. Consequent tsunami claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in 12 countries of the Indian Ocean.
In 2009, the victims of a series of powerful earthquakes in the neighboring provinces of West Sumatra Benkulu were more than a thousand people, and the last of the devastating earthquake in the region occurred in October of last year. A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.2 with the epicenter at 78 kilometers to the southwest of the South Island PAGE cause local tsunamis. Within 15 minutes after the earthquake struck the coast is the archipelago Mentavey 15 meter rolls of water, completely destroying at least six villages and severely damaged two dozen others. Brunt of the disaster took over the chain of islands Mentavey. The islands were killed about 500 people.