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Tsunami alert issued after 6.7-magnitude earthquake rattles Russia’s Kamchatka

March 29, 8:20 UTC+3

No casualties or damage have been reported so far

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PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, March 29. /TASS/. A 6.7-magnitude earthquake stroke off Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula on Wednesday, seismologists told TASS Wednesday.

"The 6.7-magnitude earthquake occurred in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Kamchatka. The epicenter was located 85 kilometers away from the settlement of Ust-Kamchatsk. The population felt a 5-magnitude tremor. A tsunami alert was issued," scientists at the local seismological station said.

The earthquake was registered at 7:09 Moscow time (5:09 GMT). No casualties or damage have been reported so far. The regional emergencies authorities were not immediately available for a comment.

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