In the Kamchatka region declared threat of a tsunami

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mangalapura in fotobanka. Archival photoIn the Kamchatka region declared threat of a tsunami© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mangalapura the image Bank

The threat of a tsunami announced on Bering island, 290 km which was the earthquake of magnitude 7, told RIA Novosti the Kamchatka branch of Geophysical service RAS.

«The epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of 30 kilometers 290 km South-East from Bering island. On the island there is one town – village Nikolskoe, Aleutian district, Kamchatka region», — said the Agency interlocutor.

He noted that, according to instrumental data, the earthquake in the village of Nikolskoye could be felt with force 5-6 points. On Bering island declared threat of a tsunami.

In the regional Central Board MOE confirmed this information, noting that if the waves come to shore, their height will not exceed 50 centimeters. Currently rescuers examine buildings. According to preliminary data, victims and destructions from the earthquake there.

Previously, the U.S. Geological survey (USGS) reported that the magnitude of the earthquake was 7.7.

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