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Pacific Northwest not in danger of tsunami following Russia quake — NOAA

Pacific Northwest not in danger of tsunami following Russia quake — NOAA

The quake followed several other aftershocks ranging to 1.2 to a couple above 5.0 magnitudes before simmering down.

A tsunami advisory has been issued by the US NWS for residents of the nearby Aleutian Islands, Alaska.

"Based on preliminary earthquake parameters... hazardous tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 300 km (186 miles) of the earthquake epicentre", said the US Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre.

But the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center lifted that forecast a short time later, saying it did not expect "a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami", and adding there was no threat to Hawaii.

No reports of loss of lives or property have been reported from the area that is sparsely populated, indicating low human impact. The earthquake struck about 199 km east-southeast of Nikol'skoye, Russia. The Komandorski and Aleutian Islands form a chain between the two continents. DEVELOPING: We will provide more details as information becomes available.