5/24— 8.3 in Sea of Okhotsk– Widely felt —Foreshocks and Aftershocks —Kamkatchka very active during the last week

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“On Friday, an earthquake occurred in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk in Russia’s Far East coast. The quake of magnitude 8.2 was felt in the Far East, Siberia, and even in Moscow. Experts warned of aftershocks, one has already occurred. In the Far East, panic breaks out among the population.

Aftershocks of the earthquake that has rocked the Far East, Moscow and several cities of the European part of Russia on Friday morning, have reached the strength of 2, divided by seismologists. An earthquake of magnitude 8.2 had occurred on Friday in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk.

The epicenter was at a depth of 600 kilometers. Scientists believe that small tremors were felt on a very large area, because the earthquake had great strength and the epicenter was very deep. http://german.ruvr.ru/2013_05_24/Fernost-Erdbeben-war-noch-in-Moska…   ”


This USGS shows 8.2, previously it was 8.3 (see below) There are still strong aftershocks above 6. happening, and many 6 and above quakes in and near Kamkatchka  in the last week … and probably continuing


For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

National Earthquake Information Center U.S. Geological Survey http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/neic/

M8.3  – Sea of Okhotsk 2013-05-24 05:44:49 UTC


Tsunami in South Pacific..Solomon Islands

This article only mentions  one 8.0.  Also, at least one person, in Hawaii,     http://ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/text.php?id=pacific.TSUPAC.2013.02.06.0307   said there “was no danger of tsunami there. Perhaps due to how the ground masses moved”. Pacific Tsunami Warning Bulletin There will likely be adjustments all over the world, particularly along ley lines, as well as more after shocks.—–Granny

8.0 quake strikes Solomons, sparks Pacific tsunami by Staff Writers Honiara (AFP) Feb 06, 2013

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A major 8.0 magnitude earthquake was feared to have flattened villages in the Solomon Islands Wednesday, and triggered a tsunami with destructive potential for Pacific nations’ coasts, monitors said.

Tsunami watches were in effect as far afield as Hawaii, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said, and New Zealand was also on guard. But monitors said there was no threat to Australia.

The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at 0112 GMT near the Santa Cruz Islands in the Solomons, which have been hit by a series of strong tremors over the past week, at a depth of 5.8 kilometres (3.5 miles).

A powerful aftershock of 6.4 magnitude was also recorded.

“Sea level readings indicate a tsunami was generated,” the Hawaii-based Pacific centre said. “It may have been destructive along coasts near the earthquake epicentre and could also be a threat to more distant coasts.”

Locals in the Solomons capital Honiara, 580 kilometres (360 miles) from the epicentre, said the quake was not felt there but some villages were destroyed, according to a hospital director.

“The information we are getting is that some villages west and south of Lata along the coast have been destroyed, although we cannot confirm this yet,” the director at Lata Hospital on the main Santa Cruz island of Ndende, told AFP.

A staff member at the Solomons National Disaster Management Office said officials were concerned about the eastern province of Temotu.

“That’s the province, which if it is going to have an effect, then they will be the first people to be impacted,” the official, who did not wish to be named, told AFP.

“They felt the quake.”

He said first reports from the area were that there was a tsunami wave but he had no further information.

He added that the national disaster operation centre had been activated and they were trying to contact those in Temotu province.

In 2007 a tsunami following an 8.1-magnitude earthquake killed at least 52 people in the Solomons and left thousands homeless.

The Solomon Islands are part of the “Ring of Fire”, a zone of tectonic activity around the Pacific Ocean that is subject to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

The tsunami warning was in effect for the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, New Caledonia, Kosrae, Fiji, Kiribati, and Wallis and Futuna.

After Shocks…continuing, update….11:03 PM EST

Lots of Big Aftershocks continue,   most over 5.0  …see events page:



After shocks, also some buoys are in event mode  http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/

6.6 – SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS   For updates, maps, and technical information, see:
Event Page

There are other smaller ones…..

Three 8.0 Earth Quakes Santa Cruz Islands shown on Global Incidence Maps

Wednesday February 6 2013, 01:23:19 UTC  Santa Cruz Islands region mag 6.4 depth 10.1 USGS Feed Detail

Wednesday February 6 2013, 01:12:27 UTC   Santa Cruz Islands mag 8.0 depth 33.0 USGS Feed Detail



Wednesday, February 6 2013, 01:12:23 UTC  Santa Cruz Islands mag 8.0 depth 5.8 USGS Feed Detail



http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000f1s0#summary8.0! EQ near Solomon Islands. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000f1s0#summary