Magnitude 7.5 quake shakes Sea of Okhotsk

July 5th, 2008 - 12:07 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot  

Location of the Okhotsk QuakeEarthquake magnitude 7.5 has struck the Sea of Okhotsk region of western Pacific Ocean at Saturday, July 05, 2008 at 02:12:03 UTC (01:12:03 PM local time ).

The earth quake was located at 53.890°N, 153.034°E at a depth of 605.4 km. The earthquake is just 385 km WNW from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia, 415 km NNW from Severo-Kuril’sk, Kuril Islands, Russia, 2280 km NNE from Tokyo, Japan and 6510 km NE from Mosco, Russia

The Sea of Okhotsk is a part of the western Pacific Ocean, lying between the Kamchatka Peninsula on the east, the Kuril Islands on the southeast, the island of Hokkaidō to the far south, the island of Sakhalin along the west, and a long stretch of eastern Siberian coast along the west and north. It is named after Okhotsk, the first Russian settlement in the Far East.

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