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Powerful earthquake off east coast of Russia

A powerful earthquake has struck off the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia's far east.
Authorities in the eastern province of Sakhalin initially issued a tsunami warning but this has now been lifted.
The US Geological Survey said the earthquake was of a magnitude of 8.2, but Russian authorities estimated the size of the earthquake at 6.7.

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A great magnitude 8.3 earthquake occurred at 05:44:49 (UTC) on Friday, May 24, 2013, near the west coast of the Kamchatka region, 362km WSW of Esso, at a depth of 608.9 km.

Location 54.874N 153.280E



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A strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred at 05:43:21 (UTC) on Tuesday, May 21, 2012, near the east coast of the Kamchatka region, 122km SE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, at a depth of 36.7 km.

Location 52.307N 159.986E



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A strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred at 01:55:08 (UTC) on Tuesday, May 21, 2012, near the east coast of the Kamchatka region, 136km ESE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, at a depth of 33.9 km.

Location 52.505N 160.470E



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A strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred at 03:15:02 (UTC) on Sunday, June 24, 2012, near the east coast of the Kamchatka region, 268 km SSW from Il'pyrskiy, at a depth of 17.4 km.

Location 57.601N, 163.218E



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A strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake occurred at 03:56:14 (UTC) on Friday, July 30, 2010, off the east coast of the Kamchatka region, 100 km ESE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, at a depth of 21 km.

Location 52.535N, 159.919E

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A strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred at 23:07:51 (UTC) on Friday, September 12, 2008, in the Komandorskiye Ostrova region, 175 km NW of Nikol'skoye, Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia, at a depth of 15.4 km.

Location 56.355N, 164.066E

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A strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake occurred at 20:22:12 (UTC) on Wednesday, May 30, 2007, in the Kamchatka region, Russia, 130 km SW of from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, and at a depth of 115.8 km.

Location 52.144N, 157.313E

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An earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale struck the eastern coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, in Russia's Far East, a local seismic station said Friday.
The epicentre, which was identified at about 11.30 p.m. local time (10.30 a.m. GMT), was 90 kilometres northeast of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the regional centre.
No casualties, destruction or tsunami threat have been reported.
This is the second earthquake to hit the seismically unstable region in seven days. August 25 saw a magnitude 6.4 quake near the peninsula's southwestern coast.

Source Novosti

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A strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake occurred at 21:50:39 (UTC) on Thursday, August 24, 2006, near the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia, 115 km ENE of Severo-Kuril'sk, Kuril Islands, at a depth of 70.1 km.

Location 51.188N, 157.523E

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