Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred in the north-west of Sumatra

An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Indonesian seismologists use the Richter scale occurred on Thursday morning in the north-west coast of Sumatra, told RIA Novosti on the National Office of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (NUMKG) of Indonesia.

Quake epicenter was located 29 kilometers south-east of the city Sibolga in the Indonesian province of North Sumatra, the earthquake lies at a depth of 84 kilometers below the surface of the sixth-largest island of the world.

Warning of tsunami was not announced, reports of casualties or damage have been reported yet.

Indonesia — the most seismically active regions in the world. In 2004, at the north-western coast of Sumatra, there was the strongest in 40 years earthquake. Consequent tsunami claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in 12 countries of the Indian Ocean.

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