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Earthquake measuring 5.4 magnitude hits east coast of Russia


Zubair Yaqoob
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A 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck the Pacific Ocean off the eastern coast of Russian province Kamchatka, the Geophysical Survey of the Russian Academy of Sciences in the Kamchatka region said.

“The 5.4-magnitude seismic event occurred in the Pacific Ocean off the eastern coast of Kamchatka on Thursday morning at 51.8 km and 102 km east of the village of Kamchatka,” the GSRAS representative told the Russian news agency. .

According to the Directorate of Emergency in the Kamchatka region, residents of the region did not feel shakes.

The Kamchatka Peninsula is located above the Pacific Pacific Ring of Fire, a wide arch area with seismic and volcanic activity.

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