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6.6 magnitude earthquake in Russia, no casualties

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.

PTI | Updated on: 21 Mar 2016, 12:41:06 PM
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New Delhi:

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 (local time), was at a depth of 29 kilometres with its epicentre 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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First Published : 21 Mar 2016, 10:43:00 AM