01 September, 2006

Kamchatka Penninsula Experiences Quake

An earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale struck the eastern coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, in Russia's Far East, a local seismic station said Friday. The epicenter, which was identified at about 11.30 p.m. local time [10.30 a.m. GMT], was 90 kilometers (55 miles) northeast of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the regional center.
No casualties, destruction or tsunami threat have been reported.

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