A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.7 occurred Tuesday morning in the Sea of Okhotsk, in the Russian Far East, entailing no tsunami alert, according to the American and Japanese meteorologists . The earthquake, recorded at 4h59 hour from Paris, was located 158 km to the east of Poronaysk, port city of the Russian island of Sakhalin, and at a depth of 625 km, said the American Geophysical Institute (USGS).
The Japanese Meteorological Agency has for its part indicates that the tremor was felt in the Island of Hokkaido (north of the archipelago). The violent earthquake was because of a tectonic divide. The tsunami warning center in the Pacific has indicated that a destructive tsunami is nothing to fear about.
On March 11, an earthquake of magnitude 9 had caused a gigantic tidal waves in the north-east of Japan. It destroyed everything in its path, triggering a series of damage to the atomic central Fukushima Daiichi, causing the most serious nuclear accident since Chernobyl (Ukraine) in 1986.
Some 20,000 people have died or have been reported missing in that disaster.