Tsunami Alert Issued After 7.5-Magnitude Quake Hits Russia's Kamchatka Coast

© Sputnik / Alexandr Piragis / Go to the photo bankThe Koryaksky volcano in the Volcanoes of Kamchatka nature park, the Nalychevo nature park cluster.
The Koryaksky volcano in the Volcanoes of Kamchatka nature park, the Nalychevo nature park cluster. - Sputnik International
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According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a quake struck 88 km (55 miles) west-southwest of Nikol'skoye, located on Russia's Kamchatka.

The earthquake in the Russian region was confirmed Thursday by the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

According to seismologists, the earthquake struck at about 5:01 a.m. local time (17:31 PM GMT).

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) has issued a tsunami alert within a radius of some 186 miles from the epicentre.

At the moment, there is no information about any victims in the incident.

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