deep earthquake M 8.3 struck Sea of Okhotsk on May 24, 2013
A massive but deep earthquake M 8.3 struck Sea of Okhotsk on May 24, 2013 at 05:49 UTC. By preliminary reports, USGShas measured depth od 601 km, EMSC 599 km. The epicenter was about 403 km WNW of area previously reported for strong earthquake swarm, Kamchatka, Russia at coordinates 54.874°N 153.280°E.
The earthquake was felt in many parts of Russia, including Siberia, Moscow and St. Petersburg on Baltic Sea. Also people in Japan and India felt this quake.
No tsunami was registered on Russian coast so far and the tsunami warning was lifted.
There are no people within 100 km radius.
At 14:46 UTC a strong aftershock measuring M 6.8 struck at depth of about 630 km. Epicenter was located at coordinates 52.222°N 151.515°E.
Kamchatka Peninsula lies between the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Sea of Okhotsk to the west. Immediately offshore along the Pacific coast of the peninsula runs the 10.5 km (34,400 ft) deep Kuril-Kamchatka trench. Deep-focus seismic events and tsunamis are fairly common in the region. A pair of megathrust earthquakes occurred off the coast on October 16, 1737, and on November 4, 1952, in the magnitude of ~9.3 and 8.2 respectively.