The threat of a tsunami declared in Kamchatka

In Kamchatka, declared the threat of a tsunami from the earthquake in the Bering sea. On Wednesday, March 29, reported RIA Novosti in the sector “Petropavlovsk-tsunami” Kamchatka branch of the Geophysical service RAS.

“We announced the tsunami threat based on seismic data. In the area of possible defeat are the Ust-Kamchatsky district and the village of Nikolskoe, Aleutian district. However, oceanographers until the threat is not confirmed,” — said the Agency interlocutor.

At the same time on the website of the main Department of EMERCOM of Russia in Kamchatskiy Krai stated that there was no tsunami threat. The operational group of rescuers and firefighters of Ust-Kamchatsky fire rescue garrison examined the building.

It was a seismic event of magnitude 6.7. The epicenter was located at a distance of 85 kilometers North-East of the settlement of krutoberegovo Ust-Kamchatsky district and more than 500 kilometers from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Tremors to five points were felt in nearby settlements.

As reported TASS, the Minister of special programs of the Kamchatka Krai Sergey Khabarov, death and destruction in the settlements of Kamchatka there. “Do the test. The operative group left for the inspection of buildings and structures,” he said. According to officials, while calls from the public were reported.