Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred in the east of Indonesia

Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred on Monday evening near the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, RIA Novosti reported at the National Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics, Indonesia.

Quake epicenter was located 100 kilometers south-west of the city of Gorontalo, the focus lies at a depth of 35 kilometers.

Information on casualties or damage have been reported yet. No tsunami threat.

The Indonesian archipelago is part of the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire" — a powerful tectonic fault in the Indian and western Pacific oceans. As a result of crustal movements in the country are frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

In December 2004, occurred at the north-western coast 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.

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