An earthquake measuring 5.1 occurred west of Indonesia

Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred on Sunday west of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, according to a statement on the website of U.S. Geological Service.

The epicenter of the earthquake, recorded at 08.56 local time (05.56 MSK), located 75 kilometers south-west of Banda Aceh — the largest city on the northern coast of Sumatra. The earthquake lies at a depth of 9.8 kilometers.

According to preliminary data, there is no tsunami threat.

Sumatra is the westernmost of the major islands of the Indonesian archipelago. Banda Aceh became notorious after the earthquake and ensuing tsunami in December 2004. The city was destroyed by the disaster killed about 130,000 people.

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