Near the commander Islands, two earthquakes struck

Вблизи Командорских островов произошли два землетрясения

Seismologist in Kamchatka have registered two earthquakes with a difference of a few hours occurred in the Bering sea near the commander Islands, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday at the Kamchatka branch of Geophysical service RAS.

“The first and the strongest earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred late on Monday evening local time. The epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of 63 km, 100 km from the village of Nikol’skoe, which is located on one of the commander Islands — Bering island. Energy class of the earthquake is at 11.7,” — said the representative of the service.

He noted that the distance from the epicenter to the regional center — the village of Ust-Kamchatsk Ust-Kamchatsky district of the Kamchatka region — was 140 miles to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky — 480.

“The second earthquake occurred in the same area early Tuesday morning local time. The earthquake magnitude was 4.5, the energy class is 10.5”, — said the Agency interlocutor.

In GU emergencies Ministry in Kamchatskiy Krai reported that the earthquake in the settlements of the region was not felt. Victims and destructions. The threat of a tsunami has not been announced.