In the Kuril Islands declared threat of a tsunami after a strong earthquake

tsunami Wave height of about 50 cm came to Severo-Kurilsk after a strong earthquake in the Pacific ocean, according to preliminary data, destructions tsunami Wave height of about 50 cm came to Severo-Kurilsk after a strong earthquake in the Pacific ocean, according to preliminary data, destructions
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the tsunami Wave height of about 50 cm came to Severo-Kurilsk after a strong earthquake in the Pacific ocean, according to preliminary data, destructions, informed “Interfax” in the press service of the emergency situations Ministry.

“the Threat of a tsunami, so residents of Severo-Kurilsk will remain in a safe area on the hills,” – said the press service of EMERCOM of Russia. In the city because of the threat of a tsunami evacuated to safe places about 400 people. The decision to cancel the alarm experts will take after the start of the ebb.

an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 occurred on Wednesday in the Pacific ocean, the epicenter was located 228 km from severokurilsk the island of Onekotan. The population on it. In Severo-Kurilsk residents felt tremors force 5-6 points, in Yuzhno-Kurilsk (South of the Kuril ridge) – 3 points.

According to the press service of EMERCOM in the Sakhalin region, the power supply of Severo-Kurilsk after a strong earthquake is not broken, the boiler-house operates in normal mode, there is destruction of pipes chimneys in houses of the private sector. None of the residents were not injured.

Severo-Kurilsk, the administrative center of Severo-Kuril city district on the island of Paramushir. It is the only populated area OStrova. In Severo-Kurilsk, home to nearly 2.5 thousand people.

according to Reuters, the meteorological service of Japan has not announced any warnings about the tsunami, and the US authorities have cancelled the warning for Hawaii. The Pacific warning centre tsunami, the United States also stated that the country’s Western coast, Alaska and canadian British Columbia are not faced with the danger of a tsunami from the earthquake. Some of the coastal areas of the U.S. can experience without prejudice to changes in sea level, said the Agency.