Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred in the east of Indonesia

Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred in the east of IndonesiaAn earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale occurred on Tuesday morning in eastern Indonesia, no tsunami threat, RIA Novosti reported at the National Directorate of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (NUMKG).
The epicenter of quake was located at 131 kilometers north-west of CAPM in Papua on the island of New Guinea, and the focus was at a depth of 21 kilometers below the surface of the Pacific Ocean.
Warning of tsunami was not announced, said the official NUMKG.
Information on casualties or damage as not available.
About a month ago, to the west of CAPM earthquake with magnitude 6.5 on the Richter scale, which resulted in the loss of life and also was not.
Indonesia is the most seismically active area of the planet and is part of the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire" (powerful tectonic fault). Annually seismologists recorded there for six or seven thousand earthquakes with a magnitude greater than 4.0. In December 2004, a powerful tsunami in Indonesia claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

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