Earthquake of magnitude 6.7 occurred in the east of Indonesia

Earthquake of magnitude 6.7 occurred on Friday night in the east of Indonesia, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Earthquakes have been recorded at 09.31 on Friday local time (04.31 MSK). According to seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 108 kilometers north of the town of Dobo (Aru archipelago). The earthquake was located at a depth of 25 kilometers.

No casualties and extent of damage were reported.

On Friday, the National Department of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (NUMKG) Indonesia reported that a magnitude 5.7 earthquake occurred off the west coast of Sumatra. Quake epicenter was located 463 kilometers south-west of the island of Simeulue off the western coast of Aceh, the earthquake lies at a depth of 10 kilometers below the surface of the Indian Ocean.

Indonesia is part of the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire" (powerful tectonic fault): plates that form the bottom of the Indian and western Pacific oceans, come here under the Asian plate. As a result of crustal movements in the country are frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Category: Natural disasters and the environment

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