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Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake, 2 Aftershocks Recorded Near Russia's Kamchatka

© Sputnik / Igor WeinsteinKlyuchevskoy Volcano in Kamchatka, Russia
Klyuchevskoy Volcano in Kamchatka, Russia - Sputnik International, 1920, 08.03.2023
PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKIY, Russia (Sputnik) - A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the southern coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s Far East on Wednesday, with with two subsequent aftershocks hitting the area within three hours after the initial quake, according to the map of the geophysical service of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
The initial earthquake was registered at 6:03 p.m. local time (06:03 GMT) near the southern part of the peninsula, with seismic shocks felt in the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy.
Two aftershocks followed the earthquake later in the day, with the latest being of 4.1 magnitude registered at 8:44 p.m. local time. Its epicenter was located at a depth of 41 kilometers (25 miles), 205 kilometers away from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy.
Kamchatka is located in the northeastern part of a seismically active zone in the Pacific Ocean known as the Ring of Fire and regularly suffers from powerful earthquakes.
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