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    The peninsula is home to large volcanic belts, which contain more than a hundred volcanoes, of which over a dozen are active. Seismic events and tsunamis commonly occur on Kamchatka and the peninsula has on several occasions been hit by strong earthquakes.

    A 5.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred near the coasts of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, a local geological organisation reported. The epicentre of the earthquake was 225 kilometres from the city of Severo-Kurilsk. So far there is no information on damages or casualties.

    No tsunami warning has been issued. 

     

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