Earthquake of 7.4 magnitude strikes off Russia's Kamchatka peninsula; threat of tsunami passes, no damage reported
A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 struck off Russia’s sparsely populated far east on Thursday, but officials said the threat of a tsunami had passed and no damage was reported.
A 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit off the east coast of Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula Monday but was not expected to cause damage or fatalities, US experts said.
The trawler sent no distress signals prior to sinking, Interfax said.
A Russian freezer trawler with a crew of 132 sank in the Sea of Okhotsk off of the Kamchatka Peninsula and at least 43 crew members were killed.
The plume from the giant mountain moves towards south-east towards the Kamchatka Peninsula, the local branch of Russia's emergency situations ministry told Itar-tass. The ash cloud poses no hazard to nearby populated localities, the source said.