Earthquake Information

December 20, 2018 (17:01:55 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.3 Russia

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.6 km (10 miles) near the intersection of the Aleutian and Kuril-Kamchatka trenches.  The epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) west of Nikol’skoye, Russia, on Bering Island, the westernmost island of the Aleutian islands. There have been no reports of damage or injuries and the earthquake did not generate a significant tsunami.

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