7.4 magnitude earthquake recorded off the far east coast of Russia


An earthquake of magnitude 7.4 on the Richter scale was recorded off on the east coast of Russia nearly 430 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy. The earthquake occurred in the wee hours of Friday morning.  

There are no immediate reports of damage in the surrounding areas as of yet, despite the potentially devastating effects it may pertain.  

The initial recording was read as 7.8 on the Richter scale however it was revised once again to 7.4 after it struck at 82km west at Nikolskoye. The depth of the earthquake was recorded at 9km according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).    

An immediate warning was issued by the Pacific Tsunami warning centre mentioning all areas near 300km towards the epicentre of the radius were in threat of receiving the after effects of this massive earthquake.  

After the initial earthquake, another quake of 5.6 on the Richter scale was recorded in the same area. This earthquake was recorded less than a month following the previous one in Alaska that reported a huge loss and damage to its citizens although no one was reportedly injured. 


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