6.3 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Sumatra

RIA Novosti. Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 occurred on Saturday off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, according to Xinhua news agency citing the Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency.

No threat of a tsunami.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey website, the tremors occurred Sunday at 00.07 local time (21.07 MSK Saturday). The epicenter of the earthquake was 212 kilometers south-west of the city of Bandar Lampung. Hearth lies at a depth 3.6 km.

Data about victims, damage were reported.

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, each 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.

Source: http://eco.rian.ru/natural/20110528/381226985.html

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