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PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, March 5 (Itar-Tass) – There was an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 points in the Pacific Ocean off the southern coast of Kamchatka. It caused no casualties or damage, no tsunami warning was issued.
The Kamchatka Branch of the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) told Itar-Tass that the earthquake was recorded at 08:56, local time (00:56 MSK) on Tuesday. The epicentre was located 280 kilometres southeast of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The seismic focus was at a depth of 40.1 kilometres.
In some districts of the Kamchatka regional centre the earthquake force was measured at 2.0-3.0 points.
The quake was recorded in the same area where on February 29 and March 1 there was a series of earthquakes with magnitudes from 5.0 to 6.7 points. The strongest of them were felt in Kamchatka in the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the towns of Yelizovo and Viluchinsk, as well as in Severo-Kurilsk on the Paramushir Island (North Kurils).