January 8, 2023, 09:20 – Public News Service – OSN

Two earthquakes were recorded off the coast of Kamchatka on Sunday, January 8. This was reported to Interfax by the regional geophysical department of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

As a result of the study, experts found that the most powerful earthquake had a magnitude of 4.9. According to the press service of the seismological service, the epicenter was located 85 kilometers from Severo-Kurilsk.

The source of tremors was located in the Pacific Ocean and was under water at a depth of 140 km.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 was detected in the waters of the Avacha Bay a few hours before. The epicenter of the tremors was located 64 km east of the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

According to the GU Russian Emergency Situations Ministry in the Kamchatka Territory, residents of nearby settlements did not feel the effects of earthquakes.

Formerly Public News Service informed about the fact that the engineer of the educational observatory of the Ural Federal University, astronomer Vladilen Sanakoev warned about the comet C / 2022 E3 (ZTF), which is rushing towards the Earth.