6.3 magnitude earthquake occurred off the island of Sumatra

6.3 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, said on Friday the U.S. Geological Survey.

According to the Geological Survey, oscillations of the earth's crust have been recorded at 163 kilometers from the city Sungaypenuh (Sungaipenuh) in the province of Jambi.

Tsunami warning was not announced.

National Directorate of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (NUMKG) Indonesia valued at 6.1 magnitude jolt on the Richter scale, RIA Novosti reported its staff. According NUMKG, the epicenter of the earthquake was recorded at 162 kilometers south-east of the island Mentavey in the province of West Sumatra, the center was located at 83 kilometers below the surface of the Indian Ocean.

The quake caused panic in several Indonesian provinces, located on the west coast of Sumatra, but the reports of casualties have been reported yet, reports Antara national news.

Indonesia is part of the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire" (powerful tectonic fault). Accumulated voltage regularly released in the form of aftershocks.

In addition, Indonesia is recognized as the most seismically active regions in the world. In 2004, at the north-western coast of Sumatra, there was the strongest in 40 years 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 West Sumatra province were more than a thousand people, and the last of the devastating earthquake near this sixth-largest island of the world took place in October 2010.

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