August 13, 2012 – A Powerful 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Struck off the East Coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia: The very strong quake struck at a depth of 626 kilometers (389 miles). The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) issued a bulletin stating that “A destructive tsunami is NOT expected.” This was primarily due to the great depth of this quake; which means that it will be felt over great distances.
The quake hit at 12:59PM at the epicenter on 14 August. It was 2:59AM in London.
The powerful tremor occurred 100 miles ENE of Poronaysk, Russia; 225 miles NNE of Yozhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia; 277 miles SSE of Okha, Russia and 1,013 miles NNE of Tokyo, Japan.
I will post updates as they occur.
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