Sea of Okhotsk

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Scores Die in Trawler Sinking

At least 54 from Russian ship perished in icy waters

(Newser) - A Russian freezer trawler with an international crew of 132 sank this morning in the Sea of Okhotsk off of the Kamchatka Peninsula and at least 54 crew members were killed, rescue workers say. Emergency services in Kamchatka, citing the head of the rescue operation, say 63 crew members were... More »

Quakes Shake Russia's Far East, Northern California

8.0 and 5.7, respectively

(Newser) - A powerful earthquake has hit Russia's Far East with slight tremors spreading westwards as far as Moscow. Marina Kolomiyets, spokeswoman for Obninsk's seismic station of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said today the epicenter was in the Sea of Okhotsk, east of the Russian coast and north of... More »

Russian Ship With 700 Tons of Gold Ore Goes Missing

9-person crew sent distress call

(Newser) - A vessel with a nine-person crew and 700 tons of gold ore onboard has gone missing in stormy seas off Russia's Pacific Coast. The ship sent a distress call yesterday as it was sailing from the coastal town of Neran to Feklistov Island in the Sea of Okhotsk. The... More »

Computers Goofed by 6,000 Miles on Quake

Russian quake mistaken for California tremor

(Newser) - A huge earthquake under the ocean in one of the most remote parts of the planet was erroneously detected by US computers yesterday as tremors in California and Idaho, reports the Los Angeles Times. The US Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center corrected the error within minutes, but the goof-up... More »

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