Massive 7.4 earthquake strikes Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia


A magnitude 7.4 earthquake hit the Russia region of Komandorskiye Ostrova today, December 20, 2018, at 17:01:54 UTC.

The quake was located off Russia’s far east coast peninsula of Kamchatka.

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According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, parts of the coast could face hazardous tsunami waves from the earthquake.

Russian news agencies have not reported any damage or injuries.

Location: 55.106N 164.709E

Depth: 9 km


  • 187.9 km (116.5 mi) SE of Ust-Kamchatsk Staryy, Russia
  • 277.9 km (172.3 mi) ESE of Klyuchi, Russia
  • 457.9 km (283.9 mi) ENE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia
  • 465.0 km (288.3 mi) ENE of Yelizovo, Russia
  • 478.6 km (296.8 mi) ENE of Vilyuchinsk, Russia