Earthquake Hits Off Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula: US Geological Survey

Earthquake Hits Off Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula: US Geological Survey

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit off the east coast of Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula.

Washington, United States: A 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit off the east coast of Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula today but was not expected to cause damage or fatalities, US experts said.

The quake, which struck at 3:50 am (2250 GMT Sunday), was at a depth of 18 miles (29 kilometers) with its epicenter located 128 miles south of Ust'-Kamchatsk Staryy, according to the US Geological Survey.

USGS said on its website that perceived shaking on the peninsula was light with no damage expected.


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