Earthquake measuring 6.6 magnitude strikes Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula

Published: Jun 25, 2019, 17:35 IST | mid-day online desk

There have been no reports of casualties or damage to the property yet as a result of the quake

Earthquake measuring 6.6 magnitude strikes Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula
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An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale struck Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula on Tuesday, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The quake hit at a depth of 33 kilometres, with an epicentre located about 113 kilometres east of Ust'-Kamchatsk district, reported Sputnik.

There have been no reports of casualties or damage to the property yet as a result of the quake.

No Tsunami warning has been issued.

The Kamchatka Peninsula is prone to earthquakes because of its geographical positioning. The region lies in the 'Ring of Fire', an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean, which is vulnerable to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. '

Yesterday, an earthquake which measured 6.1 on the Richter scale hit Papua in Indonesia.  US Geological Survey stated that the depth of the earthquake was 21 kilometres. No casualties were reported.

Last week, an earthquake with 6.3-magnitude hit the area, but the damage was not major. Indonesia experiences frequent seismic and volcanic activity due to its position on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where tectonic plates collide.

In 2018, a 7.5-magnitude quake and a subsequent tsunami in Palu on Sulawesi island killed over 2,200 with at least a thousand more people declared missing.

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