Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Occurs in Russia’s Kamchatka

TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) – A 6.9-magnitude earthquake has struck int he waters of Avacha Bay in Russia’s Far East, according to the geophysical service of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

On Monday morning, the geophysical service said that a 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck at a distance of 48 kilometers (30 miles) from the Russian city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Sputnik reported.

Later, in the morning, the earthquake’s magnitude was revised to 6.9.

The epicenter was located at a depth of 99.5 kilometers (62 miles), in the waters of Avacha Bay.

Eyewitnesses reported that in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, walls and windows were shaking because of the earthquake.

No tsunami warnings were issued, according to local emergency authorities.


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