14th August, 2012, Moscow: According to Japanese and US monitors, a massive 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit off the east Russian coast in the Sea of Okhotsk early today with quake felt as far away as the Japan capital.
The earthquake took place at around 1259 AEST around 158 kilo meters east of Poronaysk in Russia. In their primary report, the United States Geological Survey stated that the epicenter is as deep as 625 kilo meters.
The Meteorological agency of Japan told that the quake was felt throughout Japan’s Hokkaido Island. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, in their bulletin, reported that a tsunami was not expected.
According to reports, the tremor caused a shock in Tokyo, the Japanese capital. Till now, there are no reports of any casualties. The whole region around Japan is hit by massive tremors and the area of the convergences of many tectonic plates.