Tsunami alarm after 7.4 magnitude quake strikes Russian Federation

Officials at the warning center had cautioned waves could reach up to 3 feet (0.91 meters) above the tide level.

The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said Monday evening that a magnitude 7.8 natural disaster had occurred off the coast of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula.

A powerful natural disaster measuring 7.7 on Richter scale shook United States’Alaska and Russia’s eastern shore on Tuesday morning.

The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres and thw warning centre said it was is expected to cause tsunami waves within 300 kilometres. This includes part of the eastern Russian Federation coastline.

This natural disaster is the second largest of 2017 with the strongest being a magnitude-7.9 that shook Papua New Guinea.

“There is no tsunami threat to the Australian mainland, island or territories”.

This is a developing story.