Tsunami warning in Russia's Far East after 8.2 quake | Inquirer News

Tsunami warning in Russia’s Far East after 8.2 quake

/ 02:56 PM May 24, 2013

MOSCOW—Russia on Friday issued a tsunami warning for the Sakhalin Island region in its Far East after a deep sea earthquake measured at a magnitude of 8.2 by the USGS.

“Inhabitants need to leave dangerous regions and go to higher ground,” the Sakhalin branch of the Russian emergencies ministry said in the warning.


The USGS placed the epicenter of the quake in the Sea of Okhotsk of the Kamchatka Peninsula at a depth of more than 600 kilometers (370 miles).

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