7.8 magnitude natural disaster near Russia, Japan

Elias Hubbard
March 25, 2020

The natural disaster hit 135 miles south-southeast of Severo-Kurilsk, with a depth of 35 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Seismic waves created false reporting of an quake as close as Kitimat, BC.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has warned that tsunami waves could be heading for areas within a thousand kilometres of the earthquake's epicentre. There is an ongoing investigation to determine the threat. According to the emergency services of "A tsunami wave has occurred in Severo-Kurilsk at 1515 Sakhalin area time (0415 GMT)". The emergency services also stated while the threat remains, the residents will remain in a safe zone or higher grounds.

USA authorities put out tsunami warnings on Wednesday after an quake of magnitude 7.8 struck off Russia's Kuril Islands, but meteorological officials in Japan issued no alerts, although they said there might be slight tidal changes.

Meanwhile, Japan's meteorological officials issued no alerts and only said that there might be slight tidal changes. Additionally, there have not been any reports of casualties or property damage. T The American Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that the country's west coast, Alaska and British Columbia of Canada did not face any tsunami threat from the natural disaster.

The last major quake that struck the Kuril Islands was in 2006.

The Kuriles are known as the Northern Territories in Japan.

There was once additionally panic within the Kuril Islands - north of Japan - and at the Kamchatka volcano and glacier peninsula.

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