17:20 GMT19 April 2021
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    Russia’s easternmost peninsula is notorious for its seismic activity and is prone to earthquakes and volcano eruptions.

    A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake has struck off the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia, some 185 kilometres southeast of Ust-Kamchatsk, the United States Geological Survey reported Tuesday.

    The tremor was registered at a depth of 57 kilometres at 18:38:25 (UTC).

    There have been no reports of any damage or casualties caused by the seismic event.

    ​Earlier in January, a 5.4-magnitude temblor hit the quake-prone peninsula.

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