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Magnitude 7.6 quake occurs 300 miles from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky: Russian Seismologists

Magnitude 7.6 quake occurs 300 miles from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky: Russian Seismologists

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 25 Mar 2020, 12:10 pm

Vladivostok/Sputnik/UNI:  A magnitude 7.6 earthquake occurred some 500 kilometers (300 miles) from the Russian Far Eastern city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the Kamchatka office of the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences said.

"Earthquake 14:49 (02:49 a.m. GMT), max magnitude 7.6, total of 463 kilometers from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The data will be specified," it said.

No casualties or destruction have been reported by regional emergencies services.

There is a risk of tsunami in the North Kuril area after the earthquake, the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk seismological station's head, Yelena Semenova, told Sputnik.

The authorities said residents were being evacuated on the Kuril island of Paramushir due to the tsunami threat.  

Magnitude 7.6 quake occurs 300 miles from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky: Russian Seismologists

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