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 Magnitude 6.2 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 between M4.4 and M7.7 in the region. Then, a bit more than 12 hours later, 11:30 pm, a Magnitude 7.7 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 epicenter. The tsunami threat had now passed. READ MORE