Commander Islands earthquake with magnitude of 6.2

© 2018 AFP / Frederick Florin a Seismograph. Archival photoCommander Islands earthquake with magnitude of 6.2© 2018 AFP / Frederick Florin

The earthquake of a magnitude of 6.2 was recorded by scientists Thursday in the waters of the Bering sea near the commander Islands, told RIA Novosti the Kamchatka branch of Geophysical service RAS.

«The epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of 35 kilometers at 576 kilometers from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Closest to the epicenter of town — village Nikolskoe, Aleutian district, is 40 kilometers away,» said the representative, noting that the energy class of the earthquake was 13.8.

In the regional Central Board MOE added that an earthquake measuring 3-4 points were felt in the village of Nikolskoye is located on one of the commander island, Bering island. The threat of a tsunami has not been announced. Victims and destructions as a result of the earthquake there.

Later, in the next hour, there was a second earthquake of magnitude 5, its epicenter was at a depth of 36 kilometers per 567 kilometers from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. In the regional Central Board MOE added that information about how if felt tremors in the settlements of the Kamchatka region, yet.

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