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PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, May 22 (Itar-Tass) - Decreasing seismic activity has been fixed on Wednesday in the Pacific Ocean off the southeastern coast of Kamchatka, where a host of quakes has been fixed starting from May 18, the Kamchatka branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Geophysical Service told ITAR-TASS on Wednesday.
Sergei Khabarov, minister for special programs and Cossacks of the Kamchatka territory, drew the attention of local residents to that. According to him, the magnitude of registered quakes does not exceed 4.0 to 5.0. Most active of them were felt in settlements as 3.0 or lower magnitude quakes.
Khabarov specified that all quakes have occurred in approximately the same area, 120 to 170 kilometers east of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Six earth tremors were fixed in the regional centre on May 21 and 22. There was no negative aftermath from these quakes.
The minister noted that possibly the seismic activity in the ocean off the peninsula will persist within the next week, but according to specialists there are no forerunners of destructive quakes.
According to seismologists, starting from May 18, over 320 quakes of different strength have been fixed off the southeastern coast of the peninsula, and this is only the data that has been specified and processed. The magnitude of more than 70 of them has exceeded 4.0. Six 6.0-magnigude and over quakes have been the most powerful of them. The strongest quake, measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale, was registered on Monday at 06:44 local time. It was felt as a 3.0 to 4.0 magnitude quake in regional centre Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.