Miércoles, 20 Junio, 2018

BREAKING: Massive earthquake expected to trigger tsunami

Very strong quake near Russia, no tsunami threat for Hawaii NOAA: Pacific Northwest not in danger of tsunami following Russia quake
Cris De Lacerda | 18 Julio, 2017, 05:50

However, the tsunami threat has now passed, and the previously issued tsunami advisory for the Aleutian Islands is no longer in effect.

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck in the northern Pacific Ocean between the tip of Alaska's Aleutian Islands and Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Tuesday (Jul 18).

This is currently the second strongest earthquake of 2017. The quake was initially estimated at 7.4 but USGS revised its estimate to 7.7.

Very strong quake near Russia, no tsunami threat for Hawaii

The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said "hazardous tsunami waves were possible for coasts within 300 km (186 miles) of the earthquake epicentre".

Guam Homeland Security Office of Civil defense has announced that there is no tsunami warning or threat for Guam and the Marianas at this time following and earthquake that was reported near Russia.

Earlier in the day, another quake of the magnitude of 6.2 was recorded in the area. DEVELOPING: We will provide more details as information becomes available.