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7.0 magnitude earthquake rocks East Russia, no casualties so far

  • A powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked parts of eastern Russia at 0325 GMT earlier today. The epicenter of the earthquake was located at a depth of 160 kms in the Kamchatka Krai mountain range on Russia’s eastern coast. The National and Pacific Tsunami Warning Centers rejected any risks of a Tsunami as a result of the tremors. The epicenter was close to the ‘Ring of Fire’ arc of fault lines around the Pacific Ocean, an area prone to volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.