Earthquake of magnitude 6.5 occurred in the Bali Sea

Bali Sea.  Photo: ecosystema.ru

Earthquake of magnitude 6.5 occurred on Thursday in the Bali Sea in Indonesia, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Earthquakes have been recorded at 01.08 local time on Friday (Thursday at 20.08 MSK), 200 kilometers to the north of the Indonesian island of Lombok, Mataram. The earthquake lies at a depth of nearly 500 kilometers.
Information about the destruction and the threat of a tsunami has been received.
Earthquake of magnitude 6 or greater is considered a strong and can cause considerable damage and casualties, seismologists say.
Bali Sea is located between the eastern cape of the Indonesian island of Java and Bali, Lombok, Sulawesi and Madura.
Indonesia is the most seismically active area of the planet and is part of the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire (powerful tectonic fault). In this part of the world are the most active tectonic plates, one of which moves at a speed of 7 centimeters per year. Annually seismologists recorded here 6-7 thousand earthquakes with a magnitude greater than 4.0.

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