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6.6 magnitude quake rattles Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula

6.6 magnitude quake rattles Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula

Ust’-Kamchatsk [Russia]: An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale struck Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula on Tuesday, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The quake hit at a depth of 33 kilometres, with an epicentre located about 113 kilometres east of Ust’-Kamchatsk district, reported Sputnik.

There have been no reports of casualties or damage to the property yet as a result of the quake.
No Tsunami warning has been issued.

The Kamchatka Peninsula is prone to earthquakes because of its geographical positioning. The region lies in the ‘Ring of Fire’, an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean, which is vulnerable to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

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