6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Registered Near Coast of Kamchatka in Russia

Moscow, A strong earthquake with a magnitude

of 6.5 was registered near the coast of Russia’s far eastern Kamchatka

peninsula, according to Kamchatka branch of the Geophysical Service

of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The quake occurred early today (local time). The epicenter was

located in the Kamchatka Bay at a depth of 76.2 km, 78 km south of

the village of Ust-Kamchatsk, a representative of the Russian Academy

of Sciences said.

The earthquake was felt in several localities of the Kamchatka

Territory. Several aftershocks took place afterwards.

Preliminary data showed that there were no casualties and

destructions caused by the earthquake. The threat of a tsunami was

not announced, according to the regional branch of Russian Ministry of

Emergency Situations, the Chinese news agency (Xinhua) reported.

Source: Oman News Agency