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Kamchatka emerges unscathed after 4.8 quake

April 03, 3:04 UTC+3 PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY
The authorities did not declare a tsunami threat and there were no reports on either victims or destructions
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PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, April 3. /TASS/. Residents of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the administrative center of the Kamchatka territory felt on earthquake on Monday that occurred at the junction of the Pacific Ocean and the Avacha Bay, a spokesperson for the Kamchatkan branch of the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences told TASS.

"The epicenter of the quake was located at the junction of the Avacha Bay and the Pacific Ocean some 121 km to the southeast of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and the seismic focus was identified at the depth of 42 km below sea floor," the spokesperson said. "The quake had a magnitude of 4.8 points (on the open-ended Richter scale). People in Petropavlovsk felt the quakes of up to 2.0 points."

The authorities did not declare a tsunami threat and there were no reports on either victims or destructions.

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