Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes Russia's Far East region

No material or human damage has been reported so far


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Published: Sat 25 Feb 2023, 3:43 PM

An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck the Kamchatka region in the Far East part of Russia.

The Geophysical Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (GC RAS) reported in a statement that an earthquake occurred at 9:25 Moscow local time in the Pacific Ocean off the coast in the south of the peninsula, with a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale and at a depth of 64 km and 170 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy  in Russian Far East.

The statement added that no material or human damage was reported.

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