6.6 magnitude quake hits Russia



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    Mar 29, Moscow:A powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake rocked Russia’s far eastern Kamchatka peninsula, some 80 kilometers north east of Ust-Kamchatsk.

    According to reports, the quake occurred in the Bering Sea, just off the eastern coast of Kamchatka on Wednesday afternoon, Kamchatka’s branch of the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences told Interfax.“Residents of the Klyuchi and Kozyrevsk of the Ust-Kamatsky villages experienced this earthquake with a five points magnitude,” the representative of the Russian Academy of Sciences said.

    The quake was also recorded by the US Geological Survey, which initially reported it as 7.0 magnitude but later revised it to 6.6. There is no immediate word of any casualties or destruction

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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