Russia – Kamchatka – M 6.2 – Strong earthquake near the coast

Earthquake Report comment :
An earthquake has struck an unpopulated area in Kamchatskaya Province.
The earthquake was not powerful enough to create a Tsunami.
Population in a radius of 100 km around the epicenter is estimated at 183.
We don’t expect any damage of injuries as a result of this earthquake.
Series of smaller aftershocks may occur in the same region.
GDACS* issued a GREEN earthquake alert for this earthquake (see link hereunder)

Most important Earthquake Data:
Friday, July 30, 2010 at 03:56:14 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 21 km
Geolocation(s) :
100 km (65 miles) ESE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia
335 km (210 miles) NE of Severo-Kuril’sk, Kuril Islands, Russia

Links to important maps
USGS Shaking map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
EMSC epicenter and fault line map
GDACS Green Earthquake Alert (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System)

* GDACS (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System) provides near real-time alerts about natural disasters around the world.  GDACS is a Joint Initiative of the United Nations and the European Commission

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