5.1 earthquake near the Commander Islands


Commander Islands. Photo: adrenalinetour.ru

20.01.11.Zemletryasenie magnitude of 5.1 occurred in the Pacific Ocean near the Commander Islands on Thursday, told RIA Novosti the Kamchatka branch of the Geophysical Service RAS.

The epicenter was registered in 16.34 local time (08.34 MSK), located 90 kilometers north-west of the sole on the Commander of the village — the village of Nikolskoye on Bering Island — at a depth of 93 kilometers under the seabed.

"The island's population, numbering about 800 people, has felt minor tremors," — said the source. No casualties or damage, the threat of a tsunami has not been announced.

Tremors occur in the Commander Islands fairly regularly. Last of them reported in early December 2010 — then the representative of the Geophysical Service RAS told RIA Novosti the two earthquakes of magnitude 5.5 and 6.0.



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