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No tsunami threat from magnitude 7.0 earthquake in Russia

  • COURTESY U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.0 struck on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia at about 5:25 p.m. Hawaii time.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there is no tsunami threat from a deep, magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck the Kamchtka Peninsula in Russia, near the Bering Sea.

The earthquake hit at about 5:25 p.m. Hawaii time, about 59 miles north of Yelizovo, Russia and 481 miles southeast of Magadan, Russia — some 1,557 miles north-northeast of Tokyo, Japan.

It was a deep earthquake, more than 99 miles below the earth’s surface.

Based on available data, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there is no danger of a tsunami for Hawaii or the Pacific.

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