In Indonesia, an earthquake of magnitude 6.6

In Indonesia, an earthquake of magnitude 6.6Earthquake of magnitude 6.6 occurred on Monday in Indonesia, the site of the U.S. Geological Survey.
Information on casualties or damage were reported.
Earthquakes have been recorded at 13.05 local time (05.08 MSK). The epicenter was located 200 kilometers south-west of Ternate, which is located on the islands of Maluku. The earthquake lies at a depth of 19.4 kilometers.
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 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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