5.8 magnitude earthquake occurred in Indonesia

5.8 magnitude earthquake occurred in Indonesia

MOSCOW, July 13 — RIA Novosti. 5.8 magnitude earthquake occurred on Wednesday night in the central part of Indonesia, according to the U.S. Geological Survey website.

Tremors occurred in the 6.6 environment local time (01.06 MSK). The epicenter was located in the Banda Sea at 232 kilometers north-west of Saumlaki Tanimbar islands. Hearth lies at a depth 126 kilometers.

No casualties, destruction and the threat of a tsunami is not reported.

Indonesia is the most seismically active area of the planet and is part of the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire" (powerful tectonic fault).

In this part of the world are the most active tectonic plates, each of which moves at a speed of seven centimeters a year. Annually seismologists recorded here 6-7 thousand earthquakes with a magnitude greater than 4.0.

In 2009, the victims of a series of powerful earthquakes in the province of West Sumatra were more than one 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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