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No damage to Kamchatka communities from Bering Sea quake

July 18, 8:28 UTC+3 PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY
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PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, July 18. /TASS/. A major quake in the Bering Sea on Tuesday has not caused damage to settlements of the Russian Kamchatka region, the press service of the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations’ regional office reports.

"Emergency teams have ended work to examine buildings and constructions in the settlements of the Kamchatka region where the quake that occurred in the afternoon of July 18 was felt," the press service said. "No casualties or destruction were reported in the quake," it added.

A 7-magnitude quake was registered in the Bering Sea on Tuesday morning, 300 kilometers southeast of Nikolskoye settlement on Bering Island, according to specified data. The distance from the coastal line was 225 kilometers. The epicenter was at a depth of six kilometers.

Earth tremors were felt in regional center Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and several other local settlements of the Kamchatka peninsula. A tsunami wave about 50 centimeters high was expected to reach the coast. Tsunami advisories were later lifted.

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