An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Indonesian seismologists use the Richter scale occurred on Tuesday morning on the west coast of Sumatra, the tsunami is not expected, RIA Novosti reported at the National Directorate of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (NUMKG) of Indonesia.
Quake epicenter was located in 443 kilometers north-west of Simeulue island in the western Indonesian province of Aceh, the earthquake lies at a depth of ten kilometers below the surface of the Indian Ocean. NUMKG not expect death and destruction as a result of this earthquake.
Indonesia is 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.