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Great earthquake jolts Sea of Okhotsk, no tsunami expected
Last Updated:2013-05-24 14:37 | Xinhua
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A 8.2-magnitude earthquake jolted Sea of Okhotsk from a depth of 601.80 km at 0544 GMT Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter was located 359 km southwest of Esso, a town Russia's Kamchatka Krai.

The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center of the United States said in a statement that due to the depth of the earthquake no tsunami is expected.

The China Earthquake Networks Center placed the magnitude at 8.7.

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