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Mega Quake Strikes Sea of Okhotsk

Posted by feww on May 24, 2013

Magnitude 8.2 Mega Quake Hits Sea of Okhotsk as Forecast

 The quake, centered at 54.870°N, 153.334°E, some 360km WSW of Esso, Russia, struck at a depth of about 600km.

On March 1, 2013 in  Significant Earthquakes Strike off Kuril Islands, Eastern Russia FIRE-EARTH said:

FIRE-EARTH models suggest a Mega Quake could strike the region in the next few weeks with a probability of about 70 percent.

EQ Details

  • Event Time: 2013-05-24 05:44 UTC [2013-05-24 15:44:49 UTC+10:00 at epicenter]
  • Location: 54.870°N 153.334°E
  • Depth: 601.8km (373.9mi)

Nearby Cities

  • 359km (223mi) WSW of Esso, Russia
  • 379km (235mi) WNW of Yelizovo, Russia
  • 396km (246mi) NW of Vilyuchinsk, Russia
  • 403km (250mi) WNW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia
  • 2375km (1476mi) NNE of Tokyo, Japan

Tsunami Status

  • NO major tsunami expected.

Significant quakes - 24may2013
Earthquake details and map sourced from USGS/EHP.

Related Links

FIRE-EARTH Forecast for the Next Mega Quake

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3 Responses to “Mega Quake Strikes Sea of Okhotsk”

  1. feww said

    A blog reader has informed us a link to our Mega Quake forecast (see post) which he posted at RT.Com was promptly removed by the “Russian Government operatives.”

  2. feww said

    Powerful aftershock, M6.8 at Sea of Okhotsk
    Event Time: 2013-05-24 14:56:31 UTC
    Location: 52.222°N 151.515°E
    Depth: 623.0km (387.1mi)
    Nearby Cities:
    353km (219mi) WNW of Ozernovskiy, Russia
    2061km (1281mi) NNE of Tokyo, Japan

  3. feww said

    USGS has upgraded the quake to 8.3M.

    AP quoting RIA Novosti and others reported:

    “Russian news agencies reported that residents of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky on the Kamchatka peninsula in the Okhotsk Sea felt the tremors for about five minutes. Residents ran out of the buildings. School children were evacuated.

    “Tremors were felt in Moscow, prompting some people to evacuate from buildings across the city.

    “Tremors are extremely rare in Moscow, the last recorded instance was in the 1977. The Russian Meteorological Service confirmed these reports but said they did not have immediate information about the magnitude of the tremors of Moscow.

    “Russian news agencies also cited eyewitnesses reporting strong tremors across Siberia.”

    “The aftershocks occurred in Nizhny Novgorod, Moscow, in Europe – for instance, in Romania. Almost the entire continent was shaken,” Interfax news agency quoted the head of the Situation Center for Agency of Hydrometeorological and Environmental monitoring as saying.

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