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Quake of 6,3 points occurs near Commander Islands in Pacific

May 29, 2012, 9:11 UTC+3
The quake epicentre was 205 kilometres west of the Bering Islan
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PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, May 29 (Itar-Tass) — There was an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 points in the Pacific Ocean near the Commander Islands on Tuesday. No injuries or damage have been reported. There is no tsunami threat.

The Kamchatka branch of the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences told Itar-Tass that the earthquake was registered at 14:40, local time (06:40 MSK), Tuesday.

The quake epicentre was 205 kilometres west of the Bering Island, where the only populated locality on the Commander Islands - the village of Nikolskoye is situated. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is situated 660 kilometres from the seismic event site.

The seismic focus was at a depth of 61.1 kilometres under the seabed.

 

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