Kamchatka Earthquake M8.3 May 24, 2013

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Meanwhile, across the Pacific Ocean, an unrelated, major earthquake occurred near the Kamchatka, Russia, peninsula (screenshot from viewer).

It was quite deep, around 600 km in the earth.  Felt across much of Russia, there were no reports of tsunamis, which in any case would not be expected for such an earthquake so deep beneath the sea.

It is reported that two apartment buildings as far away as Moscow were evacuated.  There were no reports of significant injuries.

To be clear, this earthquake is not the M>8 earthquake in the Japan region that was discussed here in blogs on January 24 and 28.  That earthquake is still forecast to strike the Japan region sometime in the next year or two.

More can bee seen on the hazard viewer.

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I found earthquake always very dangerous those reviews about the earthquake on superiorpapers.com website thoughtful. As I live in China and in China earthquake more often as compared to any other place. That is why I just hate to live in China. I don’t know why this is the only reason otherwise I just love my country.

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