Series of powerful earthquakes rocks the world within 14 hours: M7.7 in Russia, M6.2 in Russia and M6.4 in Peru

The world has shaken violently within the last 14 hours between July 17th and July 18th.

A series of powerful quakes rocked Russia (M7.7, M6.2) and Peru (M6.4).

It all started on July 17, 2017 as a M6.2 earthquake hit 183km ESE of Nikol’skoye, Russia at 11:05 am (UTC). This earthquake marked the beginning of an earthquake swarm comprising at least 15 quakes bewteen M4.4 and M7.7 in the region.

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Series of strong earthquakes between M6.2 and M7.7 on July 17, 2017 in Russia.

Then, a bit more than 12 hours later, 11:30 pm, a M7.7 earthquake hit the same area of Russia – 198km ESE of Nikol’skoye, Russia. The earthquake was very shallow – only 10 km below the seabed. The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre initially warned hazardous tsunami waves were possible for coasts within 300 km of epicentre. The tsunami threat had now passed.

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m7.7 earthquake hits along the Aleutian Trench in Russia on July 17 2017.

Finally, two hours later, a M6.4 earthquake hit 98km WNW of Camana, Peru.

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M6.4 earthquake hits off Peru on July 18 2017

The strong and shallow earthquake hit near the coast of Arequipa, Peru at 02:05 UTC on July 18, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 44.1 km (27.4 miles). This quake occurred about 2 hours ater the major M7.7 earthquake near Kamchatka (Aleutian Trench). No tsunami warning.

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