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Earthquake of 6.5 magnitude rocks Russia’s Far East

Petropavlovsk: An Earthquake of 6.5 Magnitude was registered off the Kamchatka Peninsula on Thursday. Tremors were felt in four settlements in the Russian Far Eastern Kamchatka Region.

The strongest tremors of 6 magnitude were felt in the settlement of Ust-Kamchatsk with a population of around 4,000 people, a representative of the local branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Geophysical Service told TASS.

“The earthquake struck at 9:21am local time [0:21am Moscow time]. Its magnitude stood at 6.5. Residents of Ust-Kamchatsk felt it the most with 6 magnitude. Residents of Kozyrevsk and Klyuchi felt tremors of 3 magnitude. In Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, tremors of 2 magnitude were registered,” the spokesman said.

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The earthquake’s epicenter lay to the south of Ust-Kamchatsk, in 78 and 36 kilometers from the coastline.

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The press service of the regional branch of the Russian Emergencies Ministry said that no injuries or damages have been reported.

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