In the Indonesian province of Papua was an earthquake magnitude 5.8

In the Indonesian province of Papua in the east of the country's 5.8 magnitude earthquake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. At the same time, the local service control seismic activity reports that the force pushes reached magnitude 6.2.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located 86 km north of g.Tanahmera. Hearth lies at a depth 8.9 km. Reported panic among local residents, who, fearing a tsunami, leaving the coastal areas. At the same time, the Meteorological and Geophysical Service of the country reported that no tsunami threat.

The islands of Indonesia are in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire — a zone of high seismic activity. Earthquakes occur there regularly. Most of them are minor variations of the crust and not a threat.

Source: RBK.ru.

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