In the North of Indonesia earthquake of magnitude 5.6 occurred

На севере Индонезии произошло землетрясение магнитудой 5,6 произошло

Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 on the Richter scale occurred on Sunday in the Northern part of Indonesia, there is no tsunami threat, RIA Novosti in the National administration of meteorology, climatology and Geophysics.

According to the Department, the epicenter of the tremors was located 110 kilometers East of the archipelago Talaud, located in the Pacific ocean on the border of Indonesia and the Philippines. His focus lies at a depth of 124 kilometers under the surface of the Pacific ocean. Messages on victims and destructions did not arrive yet.

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 2009, more than a thousand people were killed in a series of powerful aftershocks in the province of Western Sumatra, and in 2004, off the West coast of Sumatra was the strongest earthquake that caused a tsunami that claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in 12 countries.

In 2014 in the Celebes sea has occurred two earthquakes of magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale, caused a local tsunami that did not lead to casualties, but did cause minor damage.