Kamchatka Region Witnesses Two Pacific Ocean Earthquakes
Blagoveshchensk, May 7 – Two imperceptible earthquakes occurred Sunday morning in the Pacific Ocean near Kamchatka, according to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kamchatka Territory.
According to the Kamchatka branch of the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences, two imperceptible seismic events were recorded in the Pacific Ocean in the early morning of May 7. The first earthquake occurred at a depth of 76 kilometers. The magnitude of the seismic event was 5.3. The epicenter was in the Pacific Ocean, 145 kilometers southeast of the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky metropolitan area.
The second earthquake occurred at a depth of 42 km. The magnitude of the seismic event was 4.2. The epicenter was in the Pacific Ocean, 185 kilometers southeast of the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky metropolitan area.
Seismic events were not felt in the settlements, and the danger of a tsunami was not announced. Calls to the EDDS of municipal districts of the Kamchatka Territory are not received from citizens.
Magnitude is a measure of the energy released during an earthquake in the form of seismic waves. It is often confused with a scale for assessing the intensity of an earthquake in points (according to a 12-point system), which is based on the external manifestations of an earthquake (impact on people, objects, buildings, natural objects). When an earthquake occurs, it is known first of all its magnitude, which is determined by seismograms, and not its intensity, which becomes clear only after some time, after receiving information about the consequences.
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