For the seventh week of an earthquake of magnitude 5.0 on the Richter scale and was up last night in the southern coast of Indonesia's main island of Java and the country's resort island of Bali, warning of the threat of a tsunami was not announced, RIA Novosti reported in the national Department of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (NUMKG).
The epicenter of quake was located 285 kilometers south-west of Banyuwangi in East Java province — roughly the same area, the 4 September there were a powerful earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale. It was accompanied by six (counting the last) shocks of magnitude from 5.0 to 5.4 on the Richter scale. The foci of the earthquake was six miles below the surface of the Indian Ocean.
Information on casualties or damage were reported.
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 past 40 years, the earthquake caused a tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands of people in 12 countries of the Indian Ocean.