ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Strong earthquakes in Russia and China today did not prompt tsunami threats. A 6.1 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Russia Sunday June 24, 2012 did not prompt an tsunami alert for the region, officials confirmed to news. The quake was followed by a 5.5 magnitude quake in central China.
USGS indicates to news that a massive quake struck Russia today in the evening hours. Shortly after 4 pm local time today, the quake struck the east coast of Russia. But USGS reports to news that the quake had virtually no depth. The 6.1 magnitude quake erupted at just ten miles below the earth’s surface. But despite such numbers, officials confirmed to news that no tsunami alert resulted.
The quake happened off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia today. The quake was centered roughly two hundred miles southwest of Il’pyrskiy, the same distance northwest of Komandorskiye Ostrova. The quake was also roughly three hundred miles northeast of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy and approximately 1800 miles from Tokyo, Japan.
Thereafter, an unrelated 5.5 magnitude quake struck China. Around 4 pm local time today, the quake erupted, but with no depth. USGS indicates to news that the quake struck only six miles below the earth’s surface. However, the quake was centered in a sparsely populated region. The quake was thirty-two miles west of Qiaowa, seventy miles northeast of Dayan. Local news indicates that the quake was ninety-one miles west of Xichang and one hundred miles northwest of Dadukou, China. No reports of damage have yet to be indicated by local news.