5.8 magnitude earthquake occurred west of Sumatra

 An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Indonesian seismologists use the Richter scale occurred on Thursday morning on the west coast of Sumatra, the tsunami is not expected, RIA Novosti reported at the National Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (NUMKG) of Indonesia.

Quake epicenter was located in 503 km south-west of Simeulue island in the western Indonesian province of Aceh, the earthquake lies at a depth of 10 kilometers below the surface of the Indian Ocean.

No casualties or damage were reported.

Indonesia is 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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