Off the coast of Indonesia experienced a massive earthquake, tsunami expected

As reported by the Associated Press, citing a spokesperson Geological Survey of Indonesia Ariefa Ahira (Arief Akhir), the Indonesian government declared the threat of a tsunami. According to Reuters, the Indonesian Meteorology automatically declare the threat of a tsunami at any earthquake off the coast of the archipelago of magnitude above 7.

In 2004, off the eastern coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra was one of the strongest and most destructive earthquakes in modern history. The tidal wave caused by this earthquake, a magnitude 8.9, struck the coast of Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. The total number of victims in the tsunami-affected countries still do not know, but according to various sources, the figure is about 230 thousand people.

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.

Off the coast of Indonesia experienced a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.3, the authorities announced the tsunami threat.

Earthquake at a depth of 29 kilometers were reported on Tuesday in 420 km south-west of Banda Aceh, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. Immediately after it became known that the authorities have announced that the tsunami.

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