An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale occurred on Wednesday morning at the north-west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra — just four days after the quake on the island of Sulawesi, killing six people, RIA Novosti reported at the National Directorate of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (NUMKG ) of Indonesia.
The epicenter of the earthquake was located in the new 501 km south-west of the island of Simeulue in Indonesia's westernmost province of Aceh, and focus lies at a depth of 10 kilometers below the surface of the Indian Ocean.
No tsunami threat, the casualties or damage were reported.
According to the Internet news portal Detik.com, rescuers continue to clear roads littered with landslides in the province of Central Sulawesi, to achieve some of the most affected areas as a result of what happened on August 18 earthquake, magnitude 6.2 on the Richter scale, which killed six people.
Eight others were seriously injured and 35 — light, destroyed 165 homes, said the head of the information center NUMKG Sutopo Nugroho Purva (Sutopo Purwo Nugroho).
"The people (district) are still afraid to return to their homes because of the resulting trauma," — he added.
In Indonesia is the world's most earthquake. In 2004, at the north-western coast of Sumatra, there was the strongest in 40 years the world's earthquakes. Consequent tsunami claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in 12 countries of the Indian Ocean. In 2009, the victims of a series of powerful earthquakes in the neighboring provinces of West Sumatra Benkulu were more than a thousand people.
The last devastating earthquake of magnitude 7.2 occurred in the area in October 2010. The epicenter was located 78 kilometers south-west of the South Island PAGE. Quake caused a local tsunami. Waves 15 meters high hit the coast of the archipelago Mentavey completely destroyed at least six villages and caused serious damage to another 20. Brunt of the disaster took over the chain of islands Mentavey. The archipelago killed about 500 people.