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Kamchatka in Russia hit by 7.8 Richter earthquake

  • Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia has been hit by a powerful quake measuring 7.8 on Richter scale. It had also led to a tsunami warning but as of now the threat seems to have subsided. The information has been provided by US Geological Survey alongwith US Pacific Tsunami Center. The quake hit the affected area at 23:34 GMT on Monday and it occurred at around 125 miles or 200 km from a city named Nikolskoye on Bering Island just off Kamchatka Peninsula. Its epicenter lay at Attu, located in Aleutian Islands.

    Kamchatka Map