After the earthquake in Kamchatka declared threat of a tsunami

On Bering island in the village of Nikolskoye after the earthquake announced the threat of a tsunami, but the wave height will not exceed half a meter. On Tuesday, July 18, told TASS in the regional Chapter of the EMERCOM of Russia.

In the Chapter added that Petropavlovsk-Kamchatka felt tremors two or three points. Victims and destructions.

In addition, the threat of a tsunami was declared in Severo-Kurilsk, reported on the website EMERCOM of Russia across the Sakhalin region. It is noted that under the impact of tsunami waves may hit the coastal part of the city.

In the area included a warning system, people leave the coastal zone. Ships staying in ports, go to the open sea. All located in the coastal part of the North-Kuril region was instructed to immediately leave the coast and take refuge on heights up to 40 meters above sea level, while avoiding the beds of rivers and streams.

Later, the tsunami warnings were lifted in the area of Kamchatka and the Kuril Islands.

According to the US Geological survey, the magnitude of the earthquake was 7.4. Its epicenter was located 199 kilometers East from St. Nicholas, the focus lies at a depth of 11.7 kilometers.