Stong earthquake hits off the coast of Kamchatka, RussiaJuly 30th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by BNO News
PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) — A strong earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Russia on late Friday afternoon, seismologists said, but there were no reports of damage or casualties.
The 6.2-magnitude earthquake at 3.56 p.m. local time (0356 GMT) was centered about 100 kilometers (65 miles) east-southeast of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the main city Kamchatka Krai. It struck approximately 21 kilometers (13 miles) deep, making it a shallow earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
The agency estimated that approximately 219,000 people likely perceived moderate shaking as a result of the earthquake, which could potentially result in very light to light damage. It further estimated that another 62,000 people likely perceived light shaking.
There were no reports of damage or casualties.
On February 28, 1973, a powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck approximately 322 kilometers (200 miles) southwest of Friday’s earthquake, producing tsunami waves of up to 1.5 meters (4.9 feet). No fatalities were reported.
And on June 8, 1993, a powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck approximately 210 kilometers (130 miles) southwest of Friday’s earthquake, with no reported fatalities.
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