A 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit off the east coast of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula today but was not expected to cause damage or fatalities, US experts said.
The quake, which struck at 3:50 am (local time), was at a depth of 29 kilometres with its epicentre located 128 miles south of Ust’-Kamchatsk Staryy, according to the US Geological Survey.
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USGS said on its website that perceived shaking on the peninsula was light with no damage expected.