The earthquake occurred west of Sumatra

On Sunday, on the western coast of Sumatra earthquake with magnitude 5.7 on the Indonesian seismologists use the Richter scale, according to the National Department of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (NUMKG) of Indonesia.

Quake epicenter was located at 628 km south-west of Simeulue island in the western Indonesian province of Aceh, the earthquake lies at a depth of 13 kilometers below the surface of the Indian Ocean.

NUMKG not expect death and destruction as a result of this earthquake. No tsunami threat, the RIA 'News'.

Indonesia is the most seismically active regions in the world. In 2004, at the north-western coast of Sumatra, there was the strongest in 40 years earthquake. 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 West Sumatra province were more than a thousand people, and the last of the devastating earthquake near this sixth-largest island of the world took place in October 2010.

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