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  1. Earthquake in Russia: 6.6 magnitude tremors hits Kamchatka Peninsula

Earthquake in Russia: 6.6 magnitude tremors hits Kamchatka Peninsula

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.

By: | Washington | Published: March 21, 2016 6:33 AM

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.

USGS said on its website that perceived shaking on the peninsula was light with no damage expected.

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