Magnitude 4,7 earthquake occured in Sea of Azov between Ukraine and Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

The epicenter of the earthquake was located 58 km from Berdyansk, Zaporizhya region
18:19, 15 October 2018

Radio Liberty

October 15, a magnitude 4,7 earthquake has hit the Sea of Azov on the border between Ukraine and Russia. This is reported by the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center.

According to the agency, tremors recorded at a depth of 10 km at 13:42.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located 58 km from Berdyansk, Zaporizhya region.

At the same time, the Russian Emergency Ministry Directorate for the Krasnodar Territory, citing the geophysical service of the Russian Academy of Sciences, reports that the magnitude was 4.3 points.

“According to the report of operational duty officers of Yeisk, Primorsko-Akhtarsk, and Temryuk districts, the residents did not feel pushing, no victims and no damage fixed. The evacuation of the population was not carried out. Life support objects and the economy are operating normally,” the regional emergency ministry said.

Earlier President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko informed that Ukraine is preparing to resist Russian aggression in the Sea of Azov.

“We are preparing to repulse Russian aggression at the sea direction - in the Sea of Azov. Gunpowder should be kept ready,” Poroshenko noted.

October 12, President Petro Poroshenko introduced a partially secret decision of the Security and Defense Council (NSDC) to protect the interests of Ukraine in the south and east, as well as in the Black Sea, the Sea of Azov, and in the Kerch Strait.

Earlier, NSDC Secretary Olexandr Turchynov said that Ukraine would continue to expand its military presence in the Sea of Azov to repel "possible aggression" on the part of the Russian Federation. In particular, a shipboat group has already been created, and plans include the creation of a naval base on the Sea of Azov by the end of 2018.

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