Magnitude 6.3 quake causes no damage in Russia
Friday, March 1, 2013
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry says that a magnitude 6.3 earthquake in the Pacific off the fareastern Kamchatka Peninsula has caused no casualties or damage.
The ministry said in a statement that the epicenter of Thursday’s quake was located about 65 kilometers (35 nautical miles) east of the Kamchatka coast at a depth of 69 kilometers (43 miles). It said that the temblor was felt as a magnitude 4 in the provincial capital of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy and other nearby areas.
The ministry said there was no threat of tsunami.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 6.9. Russia’s seismic station in Obninsk near Moscow reported the same magnitude.
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