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Strong 6.2 quake jolts Commander Islands

September 06, 4:24 UTC+3 PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY
An official at the Kamchatka territory branch of the Ministry for Emergency Situations said there were no victims or damage and no threat of a tsunami was announced
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PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, September 6. /TASS/. Earthquake measuring 6.2 points on the Richter scale shook the Commander Islands, a Russian archipelago located 175 kilometers to the east of the Kamchatka Peninsula, a source at the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences told TASS.

"The epicenter was located 170 km away from the Bering Island and the township of Nikolskoye on the island’s arc," he said. "The seismic focus lay 50 meters under the sea floor." An official at the Kamchatka territory branch of the Ministry for Emergency Situations said there were no victims or damage and no threat of a tsunami was announced, People living on the peninsula did not report any aftershocks either.

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