Strong Earthquake Shakes Eastern Russia

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Tuesday, December 25, 2018

There was a 6.1 magnitude earthquake 101 west-northwest of Nikol'skoye, Russia on Monday.

It was at a depth of 10 km.

There were no immediate reports of any tsunami waves.

Local authorities did not report any damage or injuries.

The Aleutian arc extends approximately 3,000 km from the Gulf of Alaska in the east to the Kamchatka Peninsula in the west. It marks the region where the Pacific plate subducts into the mantle beneath the North America plate.

This subduction is responsible for the generation of the Aleutian Islands and the deep offshore Aleutian Trench.

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