Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred in the east of Indonesia

Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred in the east of Indonesia

JAKARTA, July 10 — RIA Novosti, Mikhail Tsyganov. Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred on Sunday afternoon in the east of Indonesia, told RIA Novosti in the National Department of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (NUMKG).

The epicenter of quake was located 32 kilometers north-east of Warren in West Papua province on the island of New Guinea, and the focus was at a depth of 10 kilometers.

Warning of tsunami was not announced, said the official NUMKG.

Information on casualties or damage as not available.

Two weeks earlier, at about the same area, an earthquake of magnitude 6.5, 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.

Mikhail Tsyganov blog.

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