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Originally posted by MoorfNZ
Magnitude 6.2 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA
* Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 21:43:20 UTC
* Monday, February 21, 2011 at 09:43:20 AM at epicenter
Location 55.920°N, 162.114°E
Depth 9.3 km (5.8 miles) set by location program
Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA
* 257 km (160 miles) WNW (290°) from Nikol'skoye, Komandorskiye Ostrova, Rus.
* 393 km (244 miles) NNE (33°) from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia
* 465 km (289 miles) SSW (196°) from Il'pyrskiy, Russia
* 2816 km (1750 miles) NNE (30°) from TOKYO, Japan
Originally posted by CordDragonzord
Beat me to it, this was a big one too! I'm glad it didn't hit shore.
From what I researched this is near the "pacific ring of fire", the only thing I know about this is that this area is highly volcanic. So I guess we will see what happens.edit on 21-2-2011 by CordDragonzord because: (no reason given)
An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale shook up residents at the entrance to the Suez Canal early Monday morning, 48 hours before two Iranian ships, a frigate and a supply vessel, are expected to enter the canal. The National Institute for Astronomical and Geophysical Research reported that tremors from the 3 a.m. quake lasted for 27 minutes, but caused no damage.
The ships had originally been expected to enter the Suez today (Monday), but Egyptian officials announced the delay this morning, without explanation. Iran inexplicably announced Sunday morning that two of its warships had crossed the Suez, a report that was thoroughly denied by Egyptian authorities. Iranian media did not mention the ships on Monday, and the false report may have been for local consumption. No Iranian ship has been allowed to pass through the Suez Canal since Iran's 1979 overthrow of the Shah and Egypt's signing of a peace treaty with Israel the same year.