Tip of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands and Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula hit by an earthquake of magnitude 7.8

Tip of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands and Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula hit by an earthquake of magnitude 7.8, the U.S. Geologic Survey same on the weekday.

The quake struck at 11:34 a.m. on Tuesday some a hundred twenty-five miles (200 km) from the town of Nikol’skoye on Bering island off the Kamchatka Peninsula. The epicenter was west of Attu, the westmost and largest island within the close to Islands cluster of Alaska’s remote Aleutian Islands.

The earthquake was terribly shallow, solely six miles (10 km) below the ocean floor, which might have amplified its result, however, it had been faraway from any dry land.

The U.S. Pacific moving ridge Warning Center said: “hazardous moving ridge waves were potential for coasts among three hundred kilometers (186 miles) of the earthquake epicenter.”

Tsunami waves, however, were unlikely to achieve Kamchatka’s Jap coast, some five hundred kilometers (310 miles) away.


The quake was ab initio according as a magnitude 7.7 before being revised all the way down to 7.4 and eventually upgraded to 7.8, a serious quake commonly capable of inflicting widespread and significant injury once hanging on or close to land.

The quake was followed by many aftershocks, as well as a few higher than magnitude 5.0.

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