A series of earthquakes shook the coast of Indonesia's Sumatra

Four earthquakes with an interval of only a few hours occurred on Saturday night near the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. According to the USGS, the magnitude was 6.1.

Recent earthquakes have been recorded to the south-west of the largest on the northern coast of Sumatra, Banda Aceh. According to preliminary data, there is no tsunami threat. Banda Aceh became notorious after the earthquake and ensuing tsunami in December 2004. The city was destroyed by the disaster killed about 130,000 people, reports "Interfax".

An earthquake measuring 5.6 occurred west of Indonesia

Another earthquake — the fourth in the last few hours — occurred on Saturday night off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the magnitude was 6.1, according to the U.S. Geological Survey website.

Tremors were recorded in 5.14 local time (3.14 MSK) in 427 kilometers to the south-west coast of northern Sumatra, the largest city of Banda Aceh. The earthquake lies at a depth of 34.3 kilometers.

According to preliminary data, there is no tsunami threat.

Earlier in the same area, there were three earthquakes, the magnitude of which ranged from 5.2 to 5.6.

Sumatra is the westernmost of the major islands of the Indonesian archipelago. On Wednesday in Sumatra, a series of earthquakes, the magnitude of the strongest of which was 8.6.

Banda Aceh became notorious after the earthquake and ensuing tsunami in December 2004. The city was destroyed by the disaster killed about 130,000 people.

6.9-magnitude earthquake occurred in Indonesia

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake — the fifth in a row over the last few hours — took place on Saturday in the eastern part of Indonesia, said in a statement on the website of U.S. Geological Service.

The epicenter of the earthquake, recorded at 10.16 local time (05.16 MSK), located 83 km south-east from the city of Manokwari — the administrative center of the province of West Papua. The earthquake lies at a depth of 29.8 kilometers.

According to preliminary data, there is no tsunami threat.

Previously, there have been four earthquakes, magnitude of which ranged from 5.2 to 6.1.

The sixth day of the earthquake occurred in eastern Indonesia


An earthquake measuring 5.6 — the sixth last night — took place on Saturday in the eastern part of Indonesia, said the report by the U.S. Geological Survey website.

The epicenter of the earthquake, recorded at 10.25 local time (05.25 MSK), located at 79 km south-east of Manokwari city — the provincial capital of West Papua. The earthquake lies at a depth of 29.6 kilometers.

Near the island of Sumatra in western Indonesia experienced five earthquakes, the magnitude of which ranged from 5.2 to 6.6.

Information about the possible destruction or casualties were reported.

Tsunami threat due to a series of earthquakes there, said the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (Pacific Tsunami Warning Center).

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 is released in the form of a giant earthquake forces.

Source: Materials eco.ria.ru.

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