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    Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake Hits Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula - USGS

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    A 5.3-magnitude occurred in the waters off Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The tremors have been registered at 19:25 GMT on Saturday. The epicenter is located 91 kilometers (56,5 miles) east of the town of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy at the depth of 47.7 kilometers (about 29 miles).

    No information on victims or destruction has emerged so far.

    Earlier in the day a 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit the central Chinese province of Sichuan.

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