An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the use in Indonesia Richter scale occurred Friday morning in the east of the country, RIA Novosti reported at the National Directorate of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (NUMKG).
The epicenter of quake was located on land 35 kilometers south-east of the town Varopen in Papua province on the island of New Guinea.
The hearth was located 11 kilometers below the surface of the island, and a warning about the possibility of a tsunami was not announced, the agency worker management.
Information on casualties or damage so far.
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 last 40 years, another earthquake caused a tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands of people in a dozen Indian Ocean countries.