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Earthquake in Russia could be deepest ever


Posted on Monday, 27 May, 2013 | Comment icon 7 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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A magnitude-8.3 quake that hit Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula could be the deepest ever recorded.

The scale of the earthquake in the region is down to its geology, sitting atop a subduction zone where the Pacific tectonic plate dives beneath the North American plate. The recent quake's depth meant that it generated shock waves that reached as far as the Kremlin, 4000 miles away. The waves even managed to cross parts of the United States.

While yet to be confirmed, the quake is set to take the record crown from a similar event that took place in Bolivia in 1994 which measured magntitude-8.3 and originated at a depth of 392 miles.

"The massive, magnitude-8. 3 temblor that struck today (May 24) near Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula could turn out be the deepest earthquake ever recorded."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Kafkaesque on 26 May, 2013, 21:24
The massive, magnitude-8.3 temblor that struck today (May 24) near Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula could turn out be the deepest earthquake ever recorded. At 378 miles (609 kilometers) below the seafloor, the quake could best the previous record set in Bolivia, in 1994. The initial depth may be revised as scientists collect more data. The Bolivian quake was a magnitude-8.2, and 392 miles deep (631 km) http://www.livescien...epest-ever.html That's pretty crazy. Earthquakes are one thing I've always been sort of scared of because you have absolutely zero control.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Simbi Laveau on 26 May, 2013, 23:59
It's scary to think how this can hurt the earths actual crust and axis
Comment icon #3 Posted by little_dreamer on 27 May, 2013, 0:02
(Looks around ... no tsunami yet...relaxes )
Comment icon #4 Posted by Spacenut56 on 27 May, 2013, 0:31
Wow, that's pretty amazing.
Comment icon #5 Posted by paperdyer on 27 May, 2013, 13:11
Does this mean one is coming to the West Coast? If the east sdie of Russia is "adjusting" perhaps our West Coast will make an adjustment, or somewhere in the middle of the Pacific. Depends on the plates, I guess.
Comment icon #6 Posted by imagestic on 28 May, 2013, 8:14
The Chthonians are stirring.
Comment icon #7 Posted by szentgyorgy on 28 May, 2013, 21:00
The bowels of the earth---moved.


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