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6.6-Magnitude Quake Hits Off Russia’s Far Eastern Coast

The earthquake was mild enough to not cause any damage or fatalities.

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An earthquake measuring 6.6 magnitude hit off the east coast of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula on Sunday, according to the US Geological Survey. However, it 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.

(With agency inputs)

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