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Tsunami possible along Aleutian Islands, Alaska following magnitude 7.7 earthquake — Breaking

18 Julio 2017

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) issued a tsunami advisory for part of Alaska's Aleutian Islands shortly following the shallow earthquake.

The earthquake occurred at 7:34 p.m. EDT approximately 124 miles east-southeast of Nikol'skoye, Russia, off the coast of Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, at a depth of 7.3 miles.

This is currently the second strongest earthquake of 2017.

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.4 which hit the far western tip of Alaska is expected to cause tsunami waves, the US Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says.

"There is no threat for the settlement", he specified. According to US Geological Survey, the major earthquake that hit Russia was originally recorded as 7.4 magnitude, but it has been upgraded to magnitude 7.8 magnitude on the richter scale.

The region is sparsely populated, prompting the US Geological Survey's automated threat analysis system to report a 'green' level of threat - indicating low human impact.

Tsunami possible along Aleutian Islands, Alaska following magnitude 7.7 earthquake — Breaking