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Russian Far Eastern Kamchatka Region Hit by 4.8-Magnitude Earthquake

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Russia’s far eastern Kamchatka peninsula was hit by a 4.8-magnitude earthquake, spokesperson for Kamchatka’s department of the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences told Sputnik on Monday.

PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKIY (Sputnik) – The quake hit off Kamcatcka's coast, 121 kilometers southeast of the region's capital, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy.

“The seismic event occurred in the Pacific Ocean. The epicenter was located at the depth of 42 kilometers [over 26 miles], 121 kilometers southeast of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy,” the spokesperson said.

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He added that up to 2.0-magnitude tremors were felt in various parts of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy.

There are no reports about damages and casualties.

Kamchatka is located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire and regularly suffers from earthquakes.

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