I’ve never heard of Kamchatka till I received an earthquake notice via The National Earthquake Information Center (USGS) . So I looked it up and found it is a Peninsula in Russia’s far eastern area on the Pacific ocean. To the east of Kamchatka lies a sea called, Okhotsk. Um, don’t ask me how to pronounce that. Kamchatka is rather large for a peninsula at 182,400 sq. miles per Wikipedia.
This video was so wonderful of the Russian, Aleut dancers, I just had to include it. It paints such a wonderful image of an area that I had never before heard of. Makes me think that our fathers of yesteryear knew more than we give credit for. The dance brought community and vitality and the clothes work well for a cold climate. I notice a slight difference from our native dance and the Aleut above. Our Native Americans dance with the drummers in a circle off to the side as the dancers are in the middle dancing in different patterns depending on what tribe they are with, however with the above Aleut dancers each dances with their own drum. The beauty of a culture remains within the dance and arts it produces. May culture always shine throughout time.
The earthquake hit at 4:08 (UTC) or Coordinated Universal time on December 10th, 2010. A distance of 198 miles WNW of Nikol’skoye. Nikol’skoye is a small village of about 800 people and around 300 of them are Aleut. Measuring 4.7 magnitude. I have noticed there have been many in the upper latitudes around Alaska and this is just across the Bering Strait (Imakpik) as known by the natives, (Aleut) from Alaska.
Hum, since posting this article there has been another quake in the same area @ 6:11 UTC time reaching 4.8 magnitude, Dec. 10, 2010! 153 miles west of Nikol’skoye!
Let’s just hope all of this shaking doesn’t jar the shrinking icebergs apart.