1. Earthquake in Russia: 7.7 magnitude quake hits off eastern coast, US scientists warn of Tsunami

Earthquake in Russia: 7.7 magnitude quake hits off eastern coast, US scientists warn of Tsunami

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 struck off the eastern coast of Russia, causing authorities to warn of a tsunami threat in parts of the Pacific.

By: | Washington | Published: July 18, 2017 7:06 AM
earthquake, earthquake in russia, russia quake, tsunami in russia, tsunami threats russia, russia news, russia latest news The quake at 23:34 GMT hit 199 kilometres east-southeast of Nikol’skyoe, Russia, the United States Geological Survey said, noting that it struck at a depth of 11.7 kilometres. (Reuters)

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 struck off the eastern coast of Russia, causing authorities to warn of a tsunami threat in parts of the Pacific. Waves were forecast to be less than 0.3 meters (1 foot) above the tide level for coasts in an area ranging from Russia to Hawaii, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

The quake at 23:34 GMT hit 199 kilometres east-southeast of Nikol’skyoe, Russia, the United States Geological Survey said, noting that it struck at a depth of 11.7 kilometres.

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