The earthquake occurred near the main Indonesian island of Java

An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the use in Indonesia, the Richter scale, which occurred early Thursday south of the main Indonesian island of Java, has not led to the formation of a tsunami, RIA Novosti reported at the National Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (NUMKG) of Indonesia.

Quake epicenter was located at 129 km south-west of the province, located in the East Java town Dzhember. Its center was located just 15 kilometers below the surface of the Indian Ocean.

Information on casualties or damage have been reported yet.

The world's largest archipelago is part of the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire" (powerful tectonic fault): plates that form the bottom of the Indian and western Pacific oceans, come here under the Asian plate. As a result of shifts in the earth's crust "of the country three thousand islands" frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

In December 2004, occurred at the north-western coast 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 a dozen Indian Ocean countries.

And what happened at the end of May 2006 as south coast of Java earthquake killed more than six and a half thousand people. Less than two months later, the new impetus of the tsunami that struck the southern coast of the island. His victims were more than 650 people.

Source: RIA "Novosti".

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