5.4 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Sumatra

An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the use in Indonesia Richter scale occurred on Wednesday afternoon at the south-west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, no tsunami threat, RIA Novosti reported at the National Directorate of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (NUMKG) of Indonesia.

Quake epicenter was located 82 kilometers south-east of the city Benkulu (the capital of the province of the same name), and the focus lies at a depth of 17 kilometers below the surface of the Indian Ocean.

No casualties or damage were reported.

In Indonesia is the world's most earthquake. In 2004, at the north-western coast of Sumatra, there was the strongest in 40 years the world's earthquakes. 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 neighboring provinces of West Sumatra Benkulu were more than a thousand people.

The last devastating earthquake of magnitude 7.2 occurred in the area in October 2010. The epicenter was located 78 kilometers south-west of the South Island PAGE. Quake caused a local tsunami. Waves 15 meters high hit the coast of the archipelago Mentavey completely destroyed at least six villages and caused serious damage to another 20. Brunt of the disaster took over the chain of islands Mentavey. The archipelago killed about 500 people.

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