Deep M6.3 earthquake hits the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia

Deep M6.3 earthquake hits the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia at 08:26 UTC on November 20, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 487 km (302 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth.

This is the second M6+ earthquake of the day. It hit 4 hours after M6.3 off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico.

The epicenter was located 266 km (165 miles) NW of Ozernovskiy and 312 km (194 miles) W of Yelizovo, Kamchatka, Russia.

There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles).

The USGS issued a green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses.

There are no tsunami warnings, watches or advisories in effect.

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Featured image credit: Google, TW/SAM


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