Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia

Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred on Saturday on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Earthquakes have been recorded at 18.24 local time (15.24 MSK), the epicenter of the shock was located at a distance of 22 kilometers from the village Reule (Reuleuet). The earthquake lies at a depth of 35.6 kilometers.

Information on casualties or damage were reported. Tsunami threat was not announced.

In Indonesia, located in the largest number of active volcanoes in the world, in the same country is the world's most earthquake. In 2009, the victims of a series of powerful earthquakes in the province of West Sumatra were more than a thousand people, and in 2004, off the west coast of Sumatra was the strongest in the world over the last 40 years an earthquake. Consequent tsunami claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in 12 countries of the Indian Ocean.

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