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Near the coast of Kamchatka earthquake

Russian seismologists registered an earthquake of magnitude 7 occurred on the border of the Bering sea and the Pacific, said the Agency «Interfax» in the Kamchatka branch of Geophysical service RAS.

«Seismic event occurred on Tuesday at 11:34 local time. Its epicenter was 288 km South-East located on the commander Islands Bering island village Nikolskoe, Aleutian district (this is the nearest settlement) «, – said the representative of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

As reported in the Main Department of EMERCOM of Russia in Kamchatskiy Krai, the earthquake was declared a threat of a tsunami: «According to experts of the Kamchatka center «Tsunami», the village of Nikolskoye possible approach of a tsunami wave, but the wave height will not be more than 50 cm».

Later, the tsunami warnings were lifted.

According to the USGS earthquake magnitude of 7.7. Its epicenter was located in 688,6 km East of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the focus lies at a depth of 11.7 km.

Information on victims and destructions did not arrive.

Near the coast of Kamchatka earthquake 18.07.2017

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