In Indonesia, there was a new earthquake

Earthquake of magnitude 5.8 occurred on Tuesday off the coast of Indonesia's Java island

According to seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake was 560 km south-east of the Indonesian capital Jakarta, its center lies at a depth of 63 km.

No casualties, destruction and the threat of a tsunami is not reported, peredaetRIA News. "

Recall, December 19, more earthquake off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

Indonesia is the most seismically active area of the planet and is part of the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire" (powerful tectonic fault). In this part of the world are the most active tectonic plates, one of which moves at a speed of seven centimeters a year. Annually seismologists recorded here 6-7 thousand earthquakes with a magnitude greater than 4.0.

In 2009, the victims of a series of powerful earthquakes in the province of West Sumatra were more than a thousand people, and in 2004, off the west coast of Sumatra was the strongest in the world over the last 40 years an earthquake. Consequent tsunami claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in 12 countries of the Indian Ocean.


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