Near the commander Islands earthquake with magnitude of 5.0

© Flickr / Matt KatzenbergerСейсмограф. Archival photoNear the commander Islands earthquake with magnitude of 5.0© Flickr / Matt Katzenberger

An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 was recorded by seismologists in the Pacific ocean near the commander Islands, told RIA Novosti the Kamchatka branch of Geophysical service RAS.

«Seismic event occurred on Thursday morning local time near the commander Islands. The epicenter was at a depth of 30 kilometers in 628 kilometers East of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Closest to the epicenter of the locality – the village of Nikolskoye (Bering island, commander Islands) — located at 129 kilometers», — said the representative of the service.

He added that the energy class of the earthquake was 12.3.

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