Off the coast of Indonesia earthquake of magnitude 5.6


Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 occurred on Wednesday off the coast of Indonesia, reports the US Geological survey (USGS).

Tremors recorded at 22.09 UTC (01.09 GMT Wednesday). The epicenter was 194 km South-East of enarotali town on the island of New Guinea. The earthquake lies at a depth of 10 kilometers.

Information on casualties or damage were reported. The threat of a tsunami has not been announced.

Indonesia is part of the so-called Pacific ring of fire (powerful tectonic fault). In this area of the world are the most active tectonic plates, one of which moves with a speed of seven centimeters a year. Annually seismologists register here 6-7 thousand earthquakes of magnitude above 4.0.

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