JAKARTA, Oct. 26 — RIA Novosti, Mikhail Tsyganov. An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the use in Indonesia, the Richter scale, which occurred on Wednesday morning near the north-western coast of Sumatra, is not strong enough to cause a tsunami, told RIA Novosti in the National Department of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (NUMKG) of Indonesia.
Quake epicenter was located 42 kilometers south-east of the archipelago included Mentavey Sipora island in the province of West Sumatra, and the hearth was located at 29 kilometers below the surface of the Indian Ocean.
No casualties or destruction until there are no messages, and the staff NUMKG not belong to the category of strong earthquake.
In Indonesia is the world's most earthquake. 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.
In 2009, the victims of a series of powerful earthquakes in the province of West Sumatra were more than one thousand people, and the most recent of the devastating earthquake in the region occurred a year ago. Powerful quake of magnitude 7.2 on the Richter scale, with its epicenter 78 kilometers south-west of the South Island PAGE an hour's flight from the west coast of Sumatra caused a local tsunami.
Within 15 minutes after the earthquake struck the coast is the archipelago Mentavey 15 meter rolls of water, completely destroying at least six villages, where there is not one house and severely damaged two dozen others. Brunt of the disaster took over the chain of islands Mentavey and tsunamis reached the island already weakened — its height is no higher than 46 centimeters. However, on the archipelago Mentavey killed about 500 people.