Earthquakes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the Commander Islands

Seismologists have recorded two earthquakes in the Pacific Ocean near the Aleutian Islands (USA). One is with a magnitude of 5, the other is 5.7. Residents of the Kamchatka Territory did not feel the tremors, reported on Saturday, September 25, in the Unified Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The first tremors with a magnitude of 4.9 were recorded by the sensors at 07:02 am on Saturday Kamchatka time. The epicenter of the earthquake was located 1.5 thousand km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, near the Commander Islands and at a depth of 59 km. The second time tremors with a magnitude of 5.7 with the same epicenter occurred at a depth of 40 km. The seismic activity in the ocean was low, so the tsunami alarm was not announced, and the earthquake was not felt in the settlements of the Kamchatka Territory.

“Calls from the population living on the Commander Islands were not received,” Interfax quotes a representative of the Kamchatka branch of the Unified Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

On the eve of September 24, American seismologists recorded an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 off the coast of Alaska. The US Geological Survey reported that the epicenter was 181.8 km from the city of Adak, 84 km from the coast at a depth of about 40 km.

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