Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 recorded off the coast of Kamchatka

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 was recorded by seismologists off the eastern coast of Kamchatka, RIA was told at the Petropavlovsk seismic station.

The seismic event was recorded on Friday morning local time. According to the website of the Kamchatka branch of the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of 66 kilometers, 144 kilometers northeast of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

“According to residents, in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky tremors were felt by a force of 3 to 5 points,” a seismic station specialist told RIA.

During the earthquake in the apartments, especially on the upper floors of the houses, chandeliers swayed, dishes rang, which woke some residents of the capital of Kamchatka.


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