20:39 GMT05 March 2021
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    There’s no indication of any injuries or damage so far.

    A 5.4-magnitude earthquake has hit the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far East, the US Geological Survey reported.

    The epicentre of the quake was registered at a depth of 10 km 241 km north-east of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

    The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) measured the quake at 5.2 on the Richter scale. 

    The local meteorological service said that a storm bringing 9-metre-high waves is forecast for the region, while a cyclone will bring strong winds to the peninsula. Local weather services have also issued an avalanche warning in the peninsula’s mountains tomorrow. 

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