Aftershocks were recorded in the Pacific Ocean after the Kuril earthquake

In the Pacific Ocean, a number of small aftershocks have been recorded following an earthquake off the Kuril Islands.

According to the specialist, many aftershocks are recorded, but they are all weak – with a magnitude of 4 to 5. He added that aftershocks are not dangerous and are not tsunamigenic.

Earlier on March 25, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake occurred in the Pacific Ocean. It was noted that at 7:04 Moscow time (15:04 local time) a tsunami wave approach to the Kurils is expected. The regional Ministry of Emergency Situations said that there is no threat of tsunami in the region, to the coastline – 317 km.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located in the Pacific Ocean 463 km south of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky urban district at a depth of 50 km. In some areas of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Vilyuchinsky city districts, as well as in Elizovsky and Ust-Bolsheretsky districts underground tremors with intensity up to 5 points were felt. In houses and apartments, plafonds were falling from the ceilings.