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Magnitude 7.5 Quake Strikes Off Russia’s Kuril Islands: USGS

Magnitude 7.5 Quake Strikes Off Russia’s Kuril Islands: USGS”

The U.S. Geological Survey says four previous earthquakes stronger than magnitude-7.0 and three stronger than magnitude-8.0 have occurred in the last 120 years, including one magnitude-9.0 mega-thrust quake that occurred in 1952.

A magnitude 7.6 quake occurred some 500 kilometers (300 miles) from the Russian Far Eastern city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the Kamchatka office of the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences said.

The natural disaster hit at a depth of 37 miles, around 870 miles north-east of the Japanese city of Sapporo.

Seismic waves created false reporting of an natural disaster as close as Kitimat, BC.

The Russian emergencies ministry said the quake's epicenter was 210 kilometers (130 miles) southeast of Severo-Kurilsk, a town of around 2,500 people on the Kuril island of Paramushir.

The emergency services reported that the height of the wave was about 50 cm (20 in) amidst the tsunami threat.

Did the National Weather Service just issued an erroneous tsunami alert for Hawaii, when USGS and tsunami.gov was on limited staff or closed due to "social distancing" during the coronavirus? They also stated residents would remain on higher ground during the tsunami threat.

The Japan Meteorological Association warned against slight tidal changes but said no warnings or even watch advisories had been issued.

The last major natural disaster that struck the Kuril Islands was in 2006. The Kurils are known as the Northern Territories in Japan.

There was once additionally panic within the Kuril Islands - north of Japan - and at the Kamchatka volcano and glacier peninsula.



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