An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred east of Indonesia

February 23, 2013. Earthquake magnitude 6.2 occurred on Saturday in the Pacific Ocean to the east of Indonesia, tremors were felt in East Timor, and caused panic among residents, according to agency The Associated Press referring to the Indonesian Meteorological and Geophysical agency.

Underground points were recorded at 20:09 local time (15:09 MSK). The earthquake at the depth of 10 kilometers. The epicenter was located 202 kilometers east of the capital city of Dili, East Timor.

At the same time, the U.S. Geological Survey website reports that the magnitude of the earthquake was 5.7, and the center lies at a depth of 35 kilometers.

The area is part of the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire" — a powerful tectonic fault. As a result of shifts in the Earth's crust Indonesia frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Source: RIA Novosti

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