Quake hits off Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula: USGS

20th March 2016, Comments 0 comments

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit off the east coast of Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula Monday but was not expected to cause damage or fatalities, US experts said.

The quake, which struck at 3:50 am (2250 GMT Sunday), was at a depth of 18 miles (29 kilometers) with its epicenter 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.

© 2016 AFP

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