A new earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale occurred in the evening on Tuesday in the southern coast of Indonesia's main island of Java and the country's resort island of Bali, warning of the threat of a tsunami was not announced, RIA Novosti reported at the National Directorate of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (NUMKG).
The epicenter was located at 296 kilometers south-west of Banyuwangi in East Java province — roughly the same place less than a day ago, was recorded a powerful quake of magnitude 6.5 on the Richter scale. Pockets of both the earthquake was just ten kilometers below the surface of the Indian Ocean.
Information on casualties or damage as a result of the two earthquakes have been reported yet.
Indonesia is part of the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire" (powerful tectonic fault). Plate, forming the bottom of the Indian Ocean, "squeezes" here under the Asian plate, which is part of Sumatra, about as fast as the growing human fingernail. Accumulating tension and then released as a giant earthquake forces.
In December 2004, what happened in the north-west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the strongest in the world over the past 40 years, the earthquake caused a tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands of people in a dozen Indian Ocean countries.